Mural at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

This summer, Mural Routes are creating ‘Legacy in Motion’ mural at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. The mural is being designed and created from May 15th to July 15th, 2018 as a SPARK project of the Cultural Hotspot, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto and supported by a StreetARToronto Partnership Program grant.

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough

The Design

The design concept, informed by a 6 week ‘Introduction to Mural Art’ program at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, plus a community consultation event and input from the CCCGT staff, is as follows:

Our design concept for the CCCGT “Legacy in Motion” mural uses birds in flight to carry and spread arts and cultural practices of the continents of the world. The birds will start their path around the world from the north-east corner of the CCCGT building (facing Sheppard Ave. East), and spread westward.”

“Each bird will serve as a viewfinder into an element of arts & culture from around the world. The larger birds (cranes, herons, and geese) will focus on and feature international; vocal music, instrumental music, architecture, visual arts, dance, costume/jewelry, drama/theatre/ masks, and cuisine – while the smaller birds (magpies, wagtails, mandarin ducks, and swallows) will each feature a textile pattern from different parts of the globe. We have chosen birds for their elegance, beauty, and international migration patterns – the birds we have selected all have positive to neutral cultural significance in Chinese culture. The overall mural installation symbolizes the interconnected sharing of arts and culture from around the world as they have met and will continue to meet at the CCCGT. The above supporting material illustrates the bird shapes, and the content within the birds.”


Some images of the work in progress




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Want to get involved?

E-mail the Lead Artist, Rob Matejka at

Unveiling and Celebration Event

Join the artists and organizers on Sunday, July 15th at 1pm as part of the Summerfest and Youth Symposium at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E., Scarborough. Mural Routes staff and artists will be present all day at the event from 11am-4pm with a Mural Routes information booth. Come say hi!

The Artist Team

Lead Artist: Rob Matejka

Artists: Leyland Adams, Joefrey Anthony Cabalu, Mel Coleman, Banafsheh Erfanian, Siddarth Khaire, Raoul Olou, Menelik Powell, Kareen Weir

Volunteers: Mitsuki Bishun, Alberto Cruz,  Sophie Lau,  Nigel Martin, Komi Olaf, Sienna Park, Sarvenaz Rayati, Connie Tong, Kseniya Tsoy


Our Partners


The project is supported by StreetARToronto Partnership Program Grant and The City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot. Additional support from our partners The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto.


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