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November 21, 2005
Mayor Miller unveils Clean and Beautiful City mural
  
Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Sandra Bussin, Chair of the Roundtable on a
Beautiful City, unveiled a new mural on Saturday as part of the Mayor’s Clean
and Beautiful City initiative. Along with community partners including Benjamin
Moore, the Ministry of Transportation, and Home Depot, the City of Toronto has
turned a highway retaining wall into a work of art.

Ian Leventhal, a member of the Roundtable on a Beautiful City and an acclaimed
mural artist, designed the mural after meeting with Deputy Mayor Mike Feldman
of Ward 10 and the local community. The design is an extension of the park, by
depicting a green setting that beautifies this public space.

With the hard work of volunteer artists, the mural came to fruition in less
than two weeks. Benjamin Moore generously donated materials and money for the
project.

Community volunteers are planning another section of the mural for the spring.
The mural is located on the northeast retaining wall of the 401 at Bathurst
Street and Wilson Avenue adjacent to the Bathurst & Wilson Park.

Over the past five years Benjamin Moore has run a Community Foundation that
provides cash awards and in-kind paint donations to various communities.

“I have challenged businesses to be partners with government and community
leaders to help us make our city cleaner and more beautiful,” said Mayor
Miller. “I congratulate Benjamin Moore and our other partners on meeting this
challenge and helping to create a wonderful contribution to this neighbourhood.”


Media contacts:

Cristin Lazier
Clean & Beautiful City Secretariat
416-397-4123

Patchen Barss
Office of the Mayor
(office) 416-338-7134
(cell) 416-294-0897



 

 

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