Health & Safety for Muralists in North Etobicoke


Mural Routes is offering a workshop on the theme of Health & Safety for Mural Artists, part of a series of workshops and trainings offered for community members, volunteer painters and artists of Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project coming this summer.

Led by Michael Brown
June 26, 5-8pm
Albion Library 1515 Albion Road, Toronto, ON  M9V 1B2

This is a free workshop; registration is required. Priority will be given to those who live in the North Etobicoke community, and/or those are working on the mural project. Please fill out the registration form at the bottom of this page to confirm your space.

About the Workshop

Over the course of a three-hour workshop, participants will learn about the health and safety risks associated with mural making in public spaces. They will learn about materials safety (WHIMS), on site preparations, ladders and working at heights safety and requirements, and physical well-being while working outdoors and steps for what to do if any injury or emergency arises whiles on site. Participants will practice scenarios that outline a variety of common health and safety situations on mural sites.


About Michael Brown

A Toronto-based Teacher and Visual Artist, he has worked with several different community arts organizations painting murals, including Lakeshore Arts, Arts Etobicoke and the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre. He has painted murals on ladders, scissor lifts, boom lifts and swing stages.

Tara Dorey, Program Director, Mural Routes  (416) 698-7995



Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project is a signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto, this project is being produced and created in partnership with the City of Toronto, StreetARToronto (StART), and supported by Toronto Pearson International Airport.


Augmented Representations: The North Etobicoke Mural Project is led by Arts Etobicoke and in partnership with Mural Routes, The STEPS Initiative and Womxn Paint.


Mural Routes would like to acknowledge the ongoing  support of Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.