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Image depicts a mosaic heart on a planter. The heart is filled with birds sitting on branches behind a blue and purple background with a 'Willowdale Ave' sign in the middle.

Photo by Mirna L. Chacin

Willowdale Mosaic Mural Project

Mural Routes Member(s): Robin Hesse Cristina Delago

Artist(s): Robin Hesse, Cristina Delago

Producer: Mural Routes

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The Willowdale Mosaic Mural Project was created in 2022-2023, featuring 19 mosaic heart murals installed on planters on the West side of Yonge Street, between North York Boulevard (north) and Upper Madison Avenue (south). Each heart depicts a reason why the community loves Willowdale, which was determined by the local community who were engaged in the design process in a variety of ways. In Willowdale, the heart shape is considered an artistic and cultural symbol, and is deeply connected to its history – small copper hearts are even embedded on the sidewalks. This mosaic mural aims to celebrate the area and contribute to the revival of the local economy which has suffered deeply due to the COVID pandemic.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada. Thank you to our project partners: the Willowdale BIA, North York Arts and StreetARToronto.

For More Information: https://muralroutes.ca/willowdale-mosaic/

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Location: West side of Yonge Street, between North York Boulevard (north) and Upper Madison Avenue (south) | Get Directions


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