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October 24, 2016
Three mural projects to be unveiled at Toronto underpasses this week
The City of Toronto's StreetART program is unveiling murals across the city this fall, including three this week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the times and locations specified below. These projects, each of them part of StART’s Underpass Program (StART UP), are intended to beautify neighbourhoods, reduce graffiti vandalism and provide opportunities for established and emerging artists.

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Park Lawn Road underpass, with participants gathering at the southwest corner of Park Lawn Road and the Gardiner Expressway off-ramp
Participants: Councillor Mark Grimes (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lake Shore) will be joined by lead artist Cindy Scaife and members of the community to officially unveil a mural honouring the area's past and its transition to the future.

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Wilson Avenue underpass at Wilson Subway Station just east of Transit Road, with participants gathering at the south side at west end of the underpass
Participants: Councillor Maria Augimeri (Ward 9 York Centre) will be joined by lead artist Shalak Attack and members of the community to officially unveil a mural celebrating women, with imagery on 20 pillars outside Wilson station.

Date: Friday, October 28
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Brookbanks Drive and Three Valleys Drive underpass, with participants gathering at the northeast side of the underpass
Participants: Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East) will be joined by lead artist Sarah Collard and members of the community to provide an update on a mural that celebrates the Don Mills community.

StART UP provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program's mandate of making walking, cycling or driving through Toronto's underpasses more appealing and of strengthening community members' sense of place, inclusion and belonging.

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