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December 15, 2017
New StreetARToronto Mural to be unveiled in Duke Heights
  
The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto Program has partnered with the Duke Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) to support a new mural entitled The Beacon.
Councillor Anthony Perruzza and members of the Duke Heights BIA will join artist Dan Bergeron to unveil and celebrate the new mural.

Bergeron, a visual artist whose work examines, re-imagines and exists in the public landscape, worked with fellow artist Gabriel Specter to create a design that encourages active transportation by making the area more enjoyable for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The Beacon's light rays, bright colours and forward flowing design will inspire the Duke Heights area and provide a glimpse of the future they hope to create for the neighbourhood.

Date: Saturday, December 16
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Beacon Mural on Finch Avenue West underpass, between Alexdon Road and Chesswood Drive. Parking available at 1181 Finch Ave. W.

StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs specifically designed for streets and public spaces. StART programs encourage active transportation such as walking and cycling, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, businesses, artists, arts organizations and City staff. By replacing vandalism with vibrant, colourful art work, StART programs make our streets safer as well as more beautiful, showcase local artists, mentor emerging creative talent and reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs. While based on themes relevant to local neighbourhoods, StART artworks and artists also reflect the City of Toronto's motto, Diversity our Strength, and foster a greater sense of belonging among all. StART is an initiative of the City of Toronto's Transportation Services division, Public Realm section. More at http://www.toronto.ca/streetart.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.

Media Contact
Catherine Campbell
Transportation Services
647-457-0200
Catherine.Campbell@toronto.ca

 

 

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