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September 27, 2017
Toronto neighbourhood celebrates new mural 'Space in the Community'
  
Councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) representing the City of Toronto and the Toronto Australia New Zealand Club (TRANZAC) are pleased to launch “Space in the Community,” a new mural installation which is part of TRANZAC’s neighbourhood improvement project in partnership with StreetARToronto and the Toronto Parking Authority.

"Projects like this are critical in expressing the cultural vibrancy of our neighbourhoods," said Councillor Cressy. “This artwork reflects the people of our community. I'm very proud to live in a City that invests in projects that bring communities together and serve to both beautify and celebrate its diverse neighbourhoods and the incredible talents of the people who live here."

"This impressive and inspiring project brought TRANZAC's creative community and the local community even closer together," said Collette Savard, TRANZAC President. "This neighbourhood now has its own urban art gallery for all to enjoy whether they're passing through or have come here as a destination in and of itself."

A celebration will be held on Friday, September 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 292 Brunswick Ave.

The project was a collaboration with TRANZAC and artist Jabari “Elicser” Elliott who worked closely with the community to create a mural concept which was relevant to the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood improvement project also includes the transformation of the David French and Barbara Barrett Laneways as part of a graffiti transformation project coordinated by Team Spudbomb in partnership with StreetARToronto. The laneways now features 47 original works of art created by Toronto-based graffiti and mural artists.

StreetARToronto (StART) is an initiative of the City's Transportation Services Division. Launched in 2012, StART 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. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/StART_Toronto, or on Instagram start_streetartoronto or join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StreetARToronto.

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.

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Cheryl San Juan
Strategic Communications
416-392-4391, 416-553-1076 (cell),
cheryl.sanjuan@toronto.ca

 

 

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