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July 26, 2017
Chicago artist and Toronto residents' mural unveiled as part of sister cities partnership
Mayor John Tory will join Chicago artist Justus Roe to unveil the City's latest piece of street art. The project is part of a cultural exchange between sister cities Toronto and Chicago to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and the ‘Year of Public Art’ that is taking place in Chicago.

The project is part of the StreetARToronto Partnership Program and is a collaboration with the STEPS Initiative, an award-winning, Toronto-based public arts organization. The project brought together the artist and local residents to transform the Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge, one of Toronto's busiest connections to the waterfront. The launch is sponsored by the Palais Royale.

Date: Thursday, July 27
Time: 5 to 6 p.m. artist meet and greet; 6:15 p.m. official remarks
Location: Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

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 will honour 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, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at and on Instagram at

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