Artist(s): Artist Mentor: Rob Matejka | Youth Artists: Jaime Bruno, Maggie Chan, Tristan Joseph, Cleon Mills, Demi-Yang Osmond, Marina Saad (Project Assistant), Curtia Wright


Mural Routes Member(s): Rob Matejka Completed: Summer 2008

The design for the mural was created by the youth artists and images are based on youth perspectives and community input of envisioning rights and freedoms. Each youth artist was responsible for creating a panel sharing opinions regarding Freedom and ‘Entitlement’. Images of education, human rights leaders, and different stages of life, rights to owning property, and a unity tree are some of the dominant images present throughout the mural. Doves were used to unify the masterpiece. Vibrant colours enhance the images creating depth engaging all individuals who pass by.

The mural is part of Amnesty International’s Project Urban Canvas, a mural series celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and focuses on article #28 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights which states: “Every individual is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this declaration can be fully realized”.

The mural was created in summer of 2008, with youth artists hired through the Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board Focus on Youth program and the Ministry of Culture Summer Employment Program.

This mural was moved from its original location at 2682 Eglinton Ave. E to 1420 Warden Ave., Scarborough ON in 2010.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 1420 Warden Ave, Scarborough, ON M1R, Canada Get Directions