Members 2021 Mural Roundup


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Poonam Sharma
Ode to Belonging, 2021
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Lamenza Corporation, a social purpose real estate company based in Mississauga, and Mural Routes partnered to produce a mural at 4325 Harvester Road in Burlington in the summer 2021.

The theme of the mural was imagining and building an equal, diverse and inclusive city. A Call for Artists was circulated and, after jury process, Poonam Sharma was selected as the lead artist.

In Poonam’s words:
“My design is inspired by inputs from community members of Burlington and the rich history of Burlington’s farming & gardens. It’s a dynamic & vibrant Mural that signifies diversity. I have used Indian folk art motifs in contemporary fashion using colours, soft curves, and organic forms from nature. Whether driven by nutrition, aesthetics, or something else, people have long imbued flowers with personal and cultural significance. I have evolved my design with bright petals producing blooms of different shapes and colours. The Mural has colorful butterflies which also represents diverse community members and new immigrants who experience change and transformation, comfort, hope, and positivity. I believe this Mural to be a symbol of love & pride for our neighbourhood and our city Beautiful Burlington.”
Thank you to the children, youth, families and residents from communities in and around Burlington that participated in the painting process.
The Harvester Road Mural was sponsored by Lamenza Corporation.


Photo by Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Victoria Day
Dance Together Festival – Open Air Dancefloor Mural
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Artists: Katya Kuznetsova (@dancetogetherproject), Kate Nankervis (@katherosdancer), Natalie Very B (@natalieveryb), Sarah Alinia Ziazi (@the.sarah.az), Victoria Day (@artistvictoriaday) and Claire Browne (@clairebrowneart)

The Dance Together Festival (August 2021) transformed Mimico Square in Amos Waites Park into a vibrant dance floor mural. The mural will be onsite through October 2021.


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Victoria Day
A Small Celebration, 2021
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Bell Box painted by Victoria Day inspired by the Korean art of ‘dancheong’. Organized by the Bell Box Murals Project.


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Victoria Day
#STOPASIANHATE, 2021
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Traffic box painted by Victoria Day as part of StreetARToronto’s Outside the Box program.


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Victoria Day
Dancheong Dragon, 2021
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Painted as part of the Women Paint Riverside mural festival, partnered with East End Arts and Native Women in the Arts.


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Tara Dorey
Floral Mountains, 2021
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Floral Mountains brings a retro wallpaper from the ’70s into public space. By bringing the bold fun of textile patterns to the exterior of a home, this mural brings traditionally interior imagery outdoors in a playful, nostalgic and optimistic way.
A part of KJ Bit Collective’s Mural Aerosol Mentorship project. Special thanks to my aerosol mentor Stephanie Bellefleur and for assistance from Niloofar Elahi.


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Tara Dorey
Ode to Riverboat, 2021
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Inspired by the music and arts scene in Yorkville in the late 1960s and 70s, this Bell Box Mural refers to the creative energy that blossomed in Yorkville, Toronto. Specifically, it represents The Riverboat, the most infamous of the local coffee houses that were dynamic hubs for the creative scene of music, poetry, art, and fashion. It is also an ode to the venues that make space for creative energy and connection to bloom today.
This Bell Box Mural depicts a replica of the neon sign for ‘The Riverboat’ coffee house, its interior iconic wood paneling and portholes, and is framed by a retro floral pattern from the 70s. The design is not only an ode to ‘The Riverboat’ but also a homage to the creative energy that blossomed in Yorkville during its time.


Photo by Khaula Mazhar edited by Mississauga Arts Council

Khaula Mazhar
Luna and Her Friends, 2021
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This box was painted for Bell and the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) as part of their Murals with MAC project for neighbourhood beautification. The box is themed around local pollinators and the native species of plants that attract them. The box features the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee, Miner Bees, a Luna moth, a Ruby Meadowhawk (dragonfly) and Black Cohosh or Actaea racemosa (the plant).


Photo by Khaula Mazhar

Khaula Mazhar
Hajra, 2021
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This mural is part of the Womxn Paint 2021 North Etobicoke project themed around resilience. Since the neighbourhood has a large population of immigrants, South Asians in particular, I used an image of a young South Asian woman in her traditional attire appreciating nature. Adjusting to her new world, like so many immigrant women she is naturally resilient and looks for something familiar to give her hope and strength. Nature is something that we love and appreciate in any part of the world, and it makes an appearance in so many classic western and eastern paintings, our love of nature is something that connects us all, it can bring us together and strengthen community. The style is a contemporary twist on Mughal art inspired by the whimsical and imaginative work of South Asian artist, Hajra Mansoor, who is the pride of the South Asian community.


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Khaula Mazhar
Wincott Park Community Mural, 2021
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This mural was designed with ideas from the community. There were two workshops to brainstorm and paint ideas which were then incorporated into the design by the artist. This is a project by Arts Etobicoke for the community.


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Khaula Mazhar
Chillin with the Jellies, 2021
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Painted for Bell Box Murals by artist Khaula Mazhar. Created July 2021 inspired by the therapeutic flowing movements of jellyfish shared through Ripley Aquarium’s jellyfish cam on their website.


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Joanne Feely DeGraaf
Cygnet’s Dream, 2021
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Cygnet’s Dream, part of Womxn Paint 2021, North Etobicoke is based upon a personal retelling of the well known tale The Ugly Duckling. In the original story the cygnet was misidentified, misunderstood and mistreated by its community. My mural suggests a different narrative: allow the young swan to see its potential and feel accepted and supported by its community. This twist on the familiar anthropomorphic tale visualizes hidden potential, supporting the 2021Womxn Paint theme of “naturally resilience”. The Cygnet’s Dream celebrates inner strength, humanity’s relationship with the natural world and visualizes the important role community plays in the growth and well being of its community members.
Thanks to Arts Etobicoke, Womxn Paint, StreetARToronto, Steps Public Art and Mural Routes for their sponsorship and support.


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Joanne Feely DeGraaf
Elements of Industry, 2021
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Bell Box Mural Project, Ward 3, New Toronto, in collaboration with Lakeshore Arts. Wondering what all the hands are doing? They relate to the industrial past of the New Toronto neighbourhood. Campbell’s Soup (tomato), Good Year (tire), Anaconda Copper and Brass (pipe) , Continental Can (tin) and others called this area home and made it an epicentre of industry in the early 20th century. I wanted to represent the people, collaboration and cooperation that made it all possible. The colours of the raw materials are reflected in the map. The water bubbles are linked to the human element.


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VIBE Arts
The Wishing Garden, 2021
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Artists: Frannie Potts, Sylvie Stojanovski, Joaquin Varela, Leo Dean and Jade Kent
Producer: StreetARToronto, VIBE Arts

In the summer of 2021, VIBE Arts in collaboration with StreetARToronto, employed five artists and involved the local community in Scarborough to create a permanent mural.

The East Scarborough Storefront community inspired mural was led by artist Frannie Potts. The very talented youth artists include Leo Dean, Jade Kent, Sylvie Stojanovski and Joaquin Varela.

VIBE Arts is grateful for the opportunity to work collaboratively with East Scarborough Storefront and StreetARToronto.


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Désiré Betty
Perpetual Freedom, 2021
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‘Perpetual Freedom’ is my contribution to the large-scale mural project entitled “A Future Without Oppression”. My mural – is alongside several murals by femme artists which span Baldwin Street in its entirety. Thank you to Serena Purdy, Curtia Wright & Jai Smith as well as @start_streetarttoronto and Friends of Kensington Market for facilitating, organizing and reaching out to me to partake in this wonderful event. I’m happy to have been a part of beautifying a lively community like Kensington Market!!! Thank you to Brennan Wisdom-James for capturing this cool aerial shot!
*This is temporary art – given that it is on a very active asphalt street in which cars frequent. It was a moment in time – I’m glad that I was a participant and able to capture the memory.


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Komi Olaf
ECMS, 2021
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The mural was commissioned by the school and the list was curated by the teachers and faculty. It was created during the month of July 2021.


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Jessica Semenoff
Bee Connected, 2021
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Bee Connected captures the theme of bees pollinating flowers as a source of connection between plants. Bees visit 50 to 100 flowers during one collection trip, creating an invisible link from one to the next. They are the source of so much beauty, as well as nutrients. Every peony, every pepper, every tulip, every tomato. These tiny winged critters do so much for our planet. I wanted to give them some recognition, while making people think about the stunning creatures that they are.


Photo by Stan Olejarz

Elena Martoglio
Take Me Higher, 2021
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Artists: Ryan Smeeton / Elena Martoglio

This mural was a collaboration between Ottawa based artist, Ryan Smeeton, and Ontario resident, Elena Martoglio. It was envisioned and designed by Elena Martoglio with the intention of merging glass mosaics and aerosol paint.

The title “Take Me Higher” is in response to the life changing events of COVID-19. The mural offers an optimistic view through which we can all reach and aim for. Despite the conditions and consequences we’ve all had to endure, the mural highlights the potential we all carry within. No matter what the circumstances, playfulness is a way through hardship, and imagination offers the ability to overcome complex situations.


Photo by Jenneen Beattie

Cristina Delago
Piece by Piece Online Mosaic Scarborough Community Mural Project, 2021
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Thanks to a Government of Ontario Seniors Community grant, 27 Older Adults (55+) and Seniors (65+) living in Scarborough developed mural-making skills with experienced mosaic mural artist Cristina Delago. As part of the program, delivered virtually, each participant created a mosaic panel to contribute to this large community mural project on the theme of gratitude. During the unprecedented times of Covid-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, participants shared what they were grateful for throughout the workshops. Using the time together to heal and bond through the creative process of mosaic-making, those involved in the workshops developed a sense of community and felt very connected in a time of physical isolation.
Participants were also able to create a mosaic keepsake for themselves. Mural Routes supplied and safely delivered all materials needed to participate. Tech equipment and internet access were made available for those who requested it.
Three series of online workshops took place from March 8, 2021 to April 2, 2021.
The mosaic murals were installed at the Scarborough Food Security Initiative, located at 3595 St Clair Ave East, Scarborough (Unit 22) on May 25, 2021.

Community Participants: Susan Belfontaine, Barbara Broadley, Barbara Brown, Kim Brown, Spider Brown, Pat Buchanan, Elizabeth Cook, Cita Defreitas, Maureen D’Mello, Patricia Eastman, Danna Fitton, Zardosht Hooshvar, Evan Kelemen, Linda Kelland, Barb Kuzell, Michelle Lavoie, Holly Ling, Gail Marmoreo, Anne Ng, Maliheh Pamenari, Liliana Pinzon, Laurie Poirier, Avnish Raval, Yuliya Talinovski, Gerry Wolkowski, Manna Wong, and Leah Yuyitung.


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Cristina Delago
Resilience, 2021
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Artist(s): Cristina Delago, Cedar Ridge Community youth
This mural was initiated by the Community Arts Guild in Scarborough. It was a community mosaic project led by Cristina Delago with youth from Scarborough and youth from S.A.G.E. Group.

It is a concrete building adjacent to the Cedar Ridge Community Centre. The mosaic covers the 3 main walls of the building.
Created in August of 2021.


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Cristina Delago and Pam Lostracco
The Gratitude Garden Mural, 2021
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This mural was created as a collaboration of 2 artists, Cristina Delago with the mosaics and Pam Lostracco with the painted part. Sponsored by the BIA of Uptown Yonge with Second Cup.

Drawing inspiration from Lytton Park’s local architecture and manicured gardens, a unique 3-dimensional feel is created with painted gradations interlaced with a sculptural use of mosaics. The existing brickwork revealed there may have been 2 other windows which are now filled in with brick. These windows came back to life once again with a faux-finish illusion of people inside the café. The windows are filled with mirrored mosaic pieces that reflects the surrounding environment as well as the person viewing it. Attention is drawn to the building’s Georgian architectural style which connects to Second Cup’s storefront and patio.

People visiting the patio are surrounded by a welcoming garden pattern of native flora. Large, bright, woodland sunflowers shine above intermingled with other local flowers and plants. The mural is rich in colour, texture and reflections that light up the street and changes throughout the day. Inspired by plants grown in the local manicured Lytton Sunken Gardens, species include the: Woodland Sunflower, Aster, Anemone, Ohio Spiderwort, Goldenrod, Lady Fern, Solomon Seal, Trumpet Vine, Virginia Waterleaf and Common Butterfly Milkweed.

To honour Second Cup’s support of sustainability and our environment, recycled mosaic materials are used. Additionally, the neighbourhood becomes a celebration of natural biodiversity integrated into our everyday urban life. While enjoying the outdoor patio, you may happen to discover a quote expressing gratitude for the importance of nature and the little things in life. “A sip of coffee is a sip of gratitude!”


Photo by Franz @eye_mages

Pam Lostracco
The Willowdale Basketball Court, 2021
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The basketball court design is based on feedback from a community consultation. Residents decided to have a logo inside the centre circle that represents Willowdale. The logo needed to reflect the willow trees that grow in the area and represent their energizing games with a lightning bolt. While painting the court, the artist met a few basketball players who looked pretty excited to watch their lightning idea manifest! To best identify the type of tree, Pam focused on realistic silhouettes of long and narrow willow leaves. The transparent overlaps are white to add extra spark to the overall effect. Lastly, the leafy pattern and bolt are positioned to look right-side-up for both teams while standing on each side of the court.
Lead Artist and Design: Pam Lostracco @pamlostracco
Artistic Team: Jieun June Kim @junekima.rt and Leone McComas @lehohneh
Project Partners: Toronto Community Housing and Studio tla


Photo by Lambertus De Graaf

Lambertus De Graaf
Surfing Fun in Kincardine, 2021
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This mural design was selected in 2020, but put off due to Covid restrictions until 2021. It is to be a photo-opportunity for the public to pose in front of a surfing mural…
Painted onto a practice block wall, approximately 24 x 10 ft. We used Benjamin Moore Cement paint product for longevity…and coated with an anti-graffiti sealant.
If you are coming by to look at it, be sure to have a fun photograph taken…open to the public all year.


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Monica Loney
The Can, 2021
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Within the walls of Ontario’s smallest bar, this mural was done as a cheeky play on words, incorporating both the artist’s signature continuous line work and the owner’s love of Ontario craft beer! ‘The Can’ was painted by the artist and filled in by the bar owner and staff with various beer can labels sold at the bottleshop. This was a collaborated effort to help promote Ontario craft beer and support the little guys within the industry. ‘The Can’ was Monica’s first commissioned mural and it was the catalyst that pushed her to pursue the creative avenue further. The Wheeled Brew Bottleshop and the community have shown great support to the artist as she expands her career.


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Jungle Ling
Welland Canal Bridge 15, 2021
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Sponsored by the local BIA and Welland City Council working with Bell Box Mural Project and BCE.


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Karen Roberts
Rock and Tree, 2021
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The mural, painted using spray paints, depicts a lone tree growing from the rocks, against a sunset background. The home owner had seen and admired my mural in the Euclid Ave. laneway the previous year. He wanted a northern Ontario scene painted on his garage door, as a surprise birthday present to his wife. Private commission.


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Karen Roberts
Cougar, Wolf and Bears, 2021
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Commissioned for Artscape Foundation fundraiser, Aug. 2021
Latex paint on wood cottage. Mural features woodland animals found in the Kawartha Lakes region.


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Karen Roberts
What’s Your Story, Morning Glory, 2021
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Commissioned by Mt. Pleasant BIA, for 37 poles, 37 artists.
Morning glories painted winding around decorative pole.


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Karen Roberts
Kayaking, 2021
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Wading pool storage bunkie painted in the round, featuring two kayakers paddling on a lake with a loon couple and their 2 chicks.
Commissioned by StreetARToronto, June 2021, with the theme of water.


Photo by Greg De Tina

Karen Roberts
Cherry Blossoms, 2021
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Vinyl wrap mural on traffic signal box in Hamilton. The mural is a close up photograph of cherry blossoms blooming in springtime.
Commissioned by the City of Hamilton.


Photo by Zeynep Mertdogan

Mehtap Mertdogan
Fill in the Blank, 2021
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Guerilla installations, known as the Fill in the Blanks project.
Repairing broken sidewalks on Mt Pleasant between 649-689 with smaller mosaic pieces.


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Yasaman Mehrsa
Earth, 2021
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Concrete Barrier Art Project, Richmond Cycle track.


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Yasaman Mehrsa
Naturally Resilient, 2021
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Organizer: Women Paint, Arts Etobicoke
Sponsors: StreetARToronto, Steps Public Art
Measurements: 12’x12’


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Yasaman Mehrsa
Neighbourhood Love, 2021
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Producer: StreetARToronto
Lansdowne Underpass, Toronto


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Yasaman Mehrsa
Asian Phoenix & Indian Peafowl, 2021
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Producer: Bell Box Mural Project
Bell Box murals project for Scarborough.


Photo by Yasaman Mehrsa

Yasaman Mehrsa
Furniture in Nature, 2021
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Producer: Bell Box Mural Project
Bell Box murals project for Duke Heights BIA.


Photo by Yasaman Mehrsa

Yasaman Mehrsa and Melika Saeeda
Weaving the Future, 2021
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Artist(s): Yasaman Mehrsa, Melika Saeeda, and Ghazaleh Rastgar
Organizer: Oakwood village BIA
Sponsored by: Mural Routes, Steps Public Art
Measurements: 22’x54’
Theme: A Common Thread


Photo by Yasaman Mehrsa

Yasaman Mehrsa and Melika Saeeda
River Moon, 2021
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Artist(s): Yasaman Mehrsa, Melika Saeeda, Ghazaleh Rastgar
Organizer: Riverside WomenPaint, East End Arts
Measurements: 24’x14’


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Yasaman Mehrsa and Melika Saeeda
Bright Future, 2021
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Artists: Yasaman Mehrsa, Melika Saeeda, Ghazaleh Rastgar
Ground mural for Church Village and Cafe TO


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Yasaman Mehrsa and Melika Saeeda
The Elephants, 2021
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Bell Box Mural Project


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Melika Saeeda
Welland Bell Box Mural Project, 2021
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The 2021 Welland Neighbourhood Murals are a partnership between the City of Welland, North Welland BIA, and Community Matters Toronto. Since 2009 artists from the Bell Boxes Murals Project have painted over 360 murals on Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in communities throughout Toronto, Southern Ontario and Quebec


Photo by Omar “Oms” Hopkinson

Omar OMS Hopkinson
Good Vibes, 2021
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Bell Box Mural Project – Milton, ON


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Omar OMS Hopkinson
Freestyle, 2021
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Bell Box Murals Invitational 2021


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Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
The Capybaras, 2021
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Medium: Spray paint and outdoor paint


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Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
The Sloths, 2021
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Medium: Spray paint and outdoor paint


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Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
Tropicalia Pole, 2021
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Project: 37A 37P by Mount Pleasant BIA
Medium: Spray Paint and exterior paint


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Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
Rivers, 2021
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​​Medium: Spray paint + exterior paint + markers


Photo by Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
The Golden Frogs, 2021
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Medium: Spray paint, markers


Photo by Andrea Rodriguez

Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
Earth – Floral, 2021
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Medium: Spray paint


Photo by Santiago Fernandez


Andrea Rodriguez aka Andreacataro
Jungle 1, 2021
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Bell Box Mural Project


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Colin Tea
Toronto Raccoon Mural, 2021
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Private mural commissioned, painted by Colin Tea.


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Colin Tea
Toronto Raccoon Mural Part 2, 2021
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Private mural commission, painted by Colin Tea.


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Colin Tea
Mirage on the Portage, 2021
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Private mural commission, painted by Colin Tea.


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Allan Bender
Turtle Island, 2021
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Designed and painted by Allan Bender, John Nobrega, Stacey Kinder
“In various Indigenous origin stories, the turtle is said to support the world, and is an icon of life itself. Turtle Island therefore speaks to various spiritual beliefs about creation and for some, the turtle is a marker of identity, culture, autonomy and a deeply-held respect for the environment.” The Canadian Encyclopedia
Funded by the city of Belleville. Supported by Sherwin-Williams Paints Belleville.


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Kseniya Tsoy
Our Relations, 2021
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Artist(s): Kseniya Tsoy, Mark Seabrook, Tito Medina
“Our Relations” is a monument to diversity. It is a sculpturesque mural art piece produced by Indigenous (Mark Seabrook), immigrant (Kseniya Tsoy) and refugee (Tito Medina) artists.
Funded by the Diversity in the Arts Program of the City of Ottawa and Vanier BIA.


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Amber Ozols
Rooftop Garden, 2021
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“The Rooftop Garden” was branded, visually transforming the space with bold colours and design to reflect community and sustainability. This project was part of our latest partnership with Seed Guelph, in support of those marginalized in the Guelph community.


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Amber Ozols
Red Brick Café #2, 2021
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This alleyway got a little revamp, in preparation for patio season! The Red Brick Café is ready to make your morning that much better!


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Monica Wickeler
Storytelling Mural and Healing Corridor, 2021
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Artists: Monica Wickeler and Nyle Migiizi Johnston
Central Hospital Lane – runs parallel to Sherbourne, right across from Allan Gardens
Morse Street Laneway just south of Queen East- Leslieville
A collaboration between Monica Wickeler – artist/facilitator Nyle Miigizi Johnston -collaborating lead artist and youth mentor (Contemporary/Traditional storyteller/visual artist, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation).
The Laneway Project not-for-profit, community-centered urban planning, and design Finding Our Power Together supported the Indigenous Youth Jam Healing Corridor

The Storytelling Mural and Healing Corridor have been innovative in its use of arts and culture to foster the transformation of Central Hospital Lane in these ways:
-Toronto’s first Healing Corridor theme connects the surrounding Healthcare Centers and the values in the Indigenous Cultural story of the ‘Gift of the Jewelweed’ mural with the medicinal plants in the healing gardens. This combination of ideas all centered around the idea of Healing comes at a time when these communities need it the most.


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Jieun June Kim
Online Class, 2021
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The pandemic has changed our life so much especially for the schools and students. The artist designed this mural to show the new way of learning in schools in whimsical way. Also June added the dolphin to the study sesh to bring the school’s existing mascot into a larger-than-life experience on their playground facing wall.


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Jieun June Kim
Together We Can, 2021
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Jieun June Kim
Optical Horangi, 2021
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Mural created as part of KJ BIT Laneway project in North York in 2021.


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Jieun June Kim
Inspire, 2021
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“A lot of my illustrations, paintings are inspired by Korean folk arts. One of my favourite Korean symbols or folklore character is Horangi, the tiger. Tigers are revered as guardians and divine spirits and symbolize courage and power in Korean folklore and myth.” – June

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Erin McCluskey
Bike Leaning Against Garden Fence, 2021
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I chose to create a bicycle design as a tribute to those Toronto streets that have really made it safe for cyclists to bike on. Cycling is my main mode of transportation around the city and Shaw is a beautiful tree covered street that is a pleasure to bike down. (Bell Box murals)


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Erin McCluskey
Aquatic Garden, 2021
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My image is of colourful fish swimming around a floral garden, which I created using a bright limited palette. During this past year of social distance and isolation, I have enjoyed looking at images of beautiful places from around the world, imagining visiting far away places. I wanted to bring this image of tropical fish swimming in an imagined garden of flowers to evoke these extraordinary places outside of the city that have brought me comfort in this difficult year. (Street Art Toronto – Outside the box)


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Erin McCluskey
Dancing Fire, 2021
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Loose curlicue brush strokes rising and spiraling creating the effect of dancing fire. (Street Art Toronto – Richmond Street Cycle Track Barriers)


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Erin McCluskey
In Loving Memory Of Liane Regendanz, 2021
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Commission for St. Stephen’s Community House on theme of respect, community & youth. Depiction of a a vibrant, diverse neighbourhood with people interacting with each other with a portrait of Liane Regendanz.


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Erin McCluskey
The Neighbourhood of College West, 2021
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In this design of people in the neighbourhood, I wanted to make a busy scene that read from afar almost like abstract shapes and bursts of colours and when you come closer you can see that all of these shapes are people, the vibrant community, out and about on the streets of College West. Using a limited palette, I wanted to draw on my memories of the people I’ve seen in this neighbourhood from the many times I passed by these streets. I drew people of various ages and body types to represent the diversity in this neighbourhood. (Bell Box Murals)


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Julia Prajza
Tea Tie in Pepperland, 2021
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A magical and lush world, complete with quirky tea cups. Inspired by the theme of home, Julia Prajza designed this playful mural based on her upbringing in Etobicoke and the feelings of warmth, love, togetherness, and most importantly tea time.
Celebrating the tradition and constant habit of drinking tea in Julia’s family home, a collection of six larger than life teacups were painted to represent the six members of the Prajza family and their unique personalities.
This mural is especially meaningful to the artist as two family members have now passed away, leaving their loving memories and legacies behind. May this mural act as a gentle reminder to hold your teacup close, and your family closer.
Painted for the No Vacancy project with Arts Etobicoke.


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Julia Prajza
Jungle Boogie, 2021
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Inspired by the vibrant, lush plants of tropical climates, this mural brought some much needed warmth to the public during the winter season.
Painted as part of The Junction BIA’s Window Wonderland, for Antidote Wellness Lab, animated by Mackenzie Bedford. The video animation brought the mural to life with the plants moving about, a magical bird flying into the scene, soaking up the view, and blossoming into a bird of a different colour and flying away again.
The streetscape on Dundas by Keele was transformed into a magical world of Augmented Reality with 20 painted murals that came alive with animated videos!


Photo by Cassandra Rudolph @cassrudolph

Julia Prajza
Lilies of the Water, 2021
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Inspired by the resilience of the natural world, this mural highlights nature’s survival through harsh and changing conditions of our urban environments.
Like nature, a human life’s journey isn’t always flowing easily towards our hopes and dreams, it often ebbs towards feelings of being lost and confused. This is part of the beauty of life and our perseverance; like a tough water lily thriving in its unique environment. After all, blossoming water lilies have emerged from the mud, evolving over many years to survive.
Painted for “Women Paint Riverside” with 20+ other murals which can be found in the laneway just north of Queen St. at Broadview, east to the end of the parking lot and west to Munro St.
A heartwarming thank you to the amazing folks who made this possible at East End Arts Organization, the wonderful Bareket Kezwer, Women Paint, the Riverside BIA, Native Women in the Arts Organization, and Street ARToronto.


Photo by Cassandra Rudolph @cassrudolph

Julia Prajza
Only You Need Is Love, 2021
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As part of the The Bentway’s 2021 Community Incubation Program, I facilitated virtual workshops where participants learned basic techniques to prepare for the collaborative window mural. Based on the theme of community love, I created a fun and playful mural design with big, bold letterforms and intersecting shapes. Participants came out to paint and contribute to this massive window mural.


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Julia Prajza
Domov Muj/My Home, 2021
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Bringing some Czech folk art to the Bloorcourt neighbourhood.
This playful and vibrant piece celebrates the art and culture of Eastern Europeans living in Toronto and Bloorcourt Village, which I’m glad to call my home. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my father who immigrated from Czech Republic to Canada in 1969, in order to live a better life and for which I’m eternally grateful.
Painted for the Bell Box Murals Project and the Bloorcourt BIA.


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Julia Prajza
Magic Carpet Ride, 2021
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A series of five ground murals were painted for The Toronto Carpet Factory to bring character and life to the outdoor patio. Brand colours were used to inspired these fun and playful carpet designs.
Painted with help from Chrissy Kuiack, Nigel Westgate and Tara Dorey.


Photo by Amy Shackleton

Amy Shackleton
Playing With Fire and Ice, 2021
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Shackleton created a 50-foot-long mural for her public exhibition at the Art Gallery of Northumberland. The painting depicts the lasting effects of climate change in Canada. Images of melting glaciers float amongst local architectural elements, which are met by the scorched limbs of a burning forest. Complete with the use of her signature drip painting technique, Shackleton transforms the Gallery’s walls into a fully immersive encounter.
This artwork reminds us that we are all playing with fire. It is a call for action and a stark prediction for Canadian environmental futures.
Show Dates: April 5, 2021 – August 27, 2021
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.
Location and presenting partner: Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON.
Acknowledgements: Shackleton would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their support.

Please note: This mural installation is no longer on display.


Photo by Dom Laporte

Dom Laporte
Soul of Limoilou, 2021
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This mural was commissioned by Quebec Nova Murale, a new non-profit organization aimed at installing murals in the neighborhood of Limoilou in Quebec City. I was the first artist to be asked to do a mural in the neighborhood and the first mural artist from Ontario to get government funding in Quebec.
The wall is approx. 35 x 25′, Spray Paint on wood siding.


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Dom Laporte
Mazarine Restaurant, 2021
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This mural was commissioned by the owners of Mazarine Brunch Restaurant in the Centretown of Ottawa. The mural is approx. 8 x 20′, Spray Paint on Brick.


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Dom Laporte
Past and Present, 2021
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This mural was awarded to me by the Masson-Angers Sector Community Association and the City of Gatineau. The wall is approx 25 x 30′, Spray Paint on Stucco.


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Alixandra Jade
Garth Worthington School Mural, 2021
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100 x 28 ft hand painted Garth Worthington School Mural
Client requested the mural reference the school’s namesake, respect the architectural concept, be appropriate for K-9 grade students, and be respectful of Edmonton Public Schools’ values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity. The rest was left to my creative freedom.
Playing around a concept powered by creativity, imagination, diversity, and exploration, just some of the many aspects that schools encompass. The mural is painted in an abstract style where a bold, captivating mural is created through an array of hidden imagery with meaning to be found. The abstract style allows for a unique experience as everyone’s eye and mind interprets colours, forms, and shapes differently.


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Alixandra Jade
Pigeon Lake Music Festival Mural, 2021
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Client requested that the mural represent Pigeon Lake and be a photo opp wall for those attending the festival and for all at Pigeon Lake to enjoy for years to come. The rest was left to my creative freedom.
The style and colour palette are inspired by retro vintage art to give a fun old school campy vibe and compliment the campsite buildings.


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Alixandra Jade
Stony Plain Veterinary Clinic Mural, 2021
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Client requested the artwork be bold, vibrant, abstract, animal / vet themed, and only cover about two thirds of the entrance back walls. The rest was left to my creative freedom.
The mural is designed to create a friendly, positive welcome as you enter the vet clinic. The mural depicts a variety of animals and scenes; from pets interacting with each other, fun in the dog park, owner and pet love, and welcoming visits to the vet. The colour palette is inspired by clinic’s brand colours.


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Alixandra Jade
Pattison Outdoor Advertising Edmonton Office Mural, 2021
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Hand painted 6 x 12 ft mural for the entrance of Pattison Outdoor Advertising’s office in Edmonton.
Client requested the mural spark creative inspiration, include the company logo, and compliment their branding and office aesthetic.
The mural is painted in a trick-of-the-eye abstract style where from up close it appears to be just blocks of colours but from a far the illusion of depth and texture is created.


Photo by Selina McCallum

Marie-Judith Jean-Louis
Clarkson Village Pollinator Panels, 2021
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Marie-Judith Jean-Louis painted removable pollinator panels that prompt visitors to Mississauga’s Clarkson Village to think about their relationship with the community and local environment.

This project was curated by STEPS through their I HeART Main Street program to 26 Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and 50+ artists who produced public art along commercial main streets, including murals, street furniture, and storefront activations.

MJ was one the recipients of the Innovative Award winner Clarkson Village BIA for this project. Clarkson BIA shared, “Before participating in the program, our area had no public art. People are happy to see colour introduced through such meaningful artwork!”


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