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June 24, 2013
StreetARToronto makes it easy for the public and businesses to connect with street artists
  
The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) Artist Directory is now available to connect businesses and private property owners with artists specializing in large and small street art.

"Murals and street art are an effective way to prevent graffiti vandalism while adding colour, vibrancy, and life to our streets," says Councillor Cesar Palacio (Ward 17 Davenport). "StART's artist directory is a way the City can help its residents and businesses build relationships with artists and add to our growing collection of street art."

More than 30 artists are featured in the database. The directory includes examples of the artist's work, availability, experience, rates, website and relevant contact information. Artists are encouraged to submit their profile to join the database. The City does not endorse or sponsor any of the artists identified.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/streetart or http://www.toronto.ca/graffiti

StreetArt Toronto or StART is a proactive program to counteract graffiti vandalism by developing, supporting, promoting and increasing awareness of street art and its role to add beauty and character to neighbourhoods across the city.

This initiative is part of the City's Clean Toronto Together campaign to keep Toronto streets clean and free of litter, posters and graffiti vandalism.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Media Contact
Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator, Strategic Communications
416-392-4391
sjohnsto@toronto.ca

 

 

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