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October 25, 2016
Mural unveiled at Toronto's Park Lawn Road underpass
StreetARToronto (StART) unveiled a mural today at the Park Lawn Road underpass just north of Lake Shore Boulevard West celebrating the past, present and future of the Humber Bay Village.

"The mural showcases key aspects of our community's history. It pays tribute to our one-of-a-kind system of parks and trails, as well as historical landmarks like the old motel strip," said Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore). It's a celebration of the Humber Bay Shores and Mimico neighbourhoods, and I couldn't be more proud of the result."

Created by Toronto-based artist Cindy Scaife in a palette that suggests a vintage feel, the mural's whimsical Pop Art collage approach includes a nod to the Mr. Christie's Cookie Factory Water Tower, the Humber Bay School first established in 1888, and the 1950s-style motels that once lined Toronto's lakeshore, including a graphic element of the neon signage from the former Seahorse Motel.

StART, launched in 2012, is a program of Transportation Services' public realm section. It is an innovative, public-private partnership designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its ability to beautify the city's visual landscape and decrease graffiti vandalism. StART’s Underpass Program (StART UP) provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program mandate; make walking, cycling or driving through Toronto's underpasses more appealing; and strengthen the sense of place, inclusion and belonging within communities. Follow us on Twitter, or on Instagram start_streetartoronto or join us on Facebook at

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. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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