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September 14, 2006
Toronto Economic Development announces murals for 2006
Toronto Economic Development is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients of the Economic Development Mural Program. The program helps local businesses and communities create an attractive and positive identity for their business area.

“All art reflects the world and this year’s 15 murals reflect the diverse and thriving communities in Toronto as well as a commitment to building a more beautiful city by Business Improvement Areas, business associations and community groups,” said Mayor David Miller.

The Economic Development Mural Program supports the City of Toronto’s Clean and Beautiful City initiative by enhancing commercial and industrial areas. Through Toronto Economic Development, organizations may apply for one-time funding of up to $5,000 for murals in commercial or employment districts. This year’s recipients and mural locations are:

Pape Village BIA - 942 Pape Ave.
Village of Islington BIA - 4984 Dundas St. W.
Cliffside Village Community Association - 2530 Kingston Rd.
Ralph Thornton Centre - 1014 Queen St. E.
College Promenade BIA - 831 College St.
Mural Routes in Scarborough Village - 3228-40 Eglinton Ave. E.
Old Cabbagetown BIA - mini-murals in various locations within the BIA
West Queen West BIA - 730 Queen St. W.
Harbourfront Community Centre - 627 Queens Quay W.
Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation - 1291 Queen St. W.
Parkdale Village BIA - 1229 Queen St. W.
Liberty Village BIA - 74 Fraser Ave., 1 Pardee Ave., and several benches throughout the BIA
Mural Routes in Kingston Galloway Morningside - 4346 Kingston Rd.

The Economic Development mural program began in 1999 and over 60 murals have been approved. “The Commercial Mural Program sparks renewed interest in our neighbourhoods by bringing together both residents and businesses in projects that not only bring beauty to our streets, but also strengthen the business community and celebrate the local community,” said Don Eastwood, General Manager, Toronto Economic Development, Culture and Tourism. “The more we do to beautify our streets and make them more inviting, the greater the business activity we can expect to see in our communities.”

Media contact:

Michael Saunders
Toronto Economic Development



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