This mural was 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.
‘Legacy in Motion’ began with an Introduction to Mural Art program, held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto. Informed by the outcomes of the program, plus a community consultation event and input from the CCCGT staff, lead Artist Rob Matejka, an experienced mural artist and long-time Mural Routes instructor, created an initial design proposal:
“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.”
On July 15th community members joined Mural Routes, the artists team, City of Toronto’s Arts and Culture Services, StreetARToronto, and Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto for the official unveiling of this exciting new public artwork!
Congratulations to Rob Matejka and artists Leyland Adams, Joefrey Anthony Cabalu, Mel Coleman, Banafsheh Erfanian, Siddarth Khaire, Raoul Olou, Menelik Powell, Kareen Weir and thanks to all volunteers.