Created in collaboration with artist Nick Sweetman, the ‘Bees and Urban Pollinators’ enviro theme mural recognizes Riverside’s hidden green spaces that maintain wildflowers and local hives, as well as the bee-keeping culture in the east-end. The mural’s ‘Time and Clocks’ theme is an homage to Albert Edelstein, a long-time clockmaker and jeweller in Riverside who was integral to founding the Riverside Business Improvement Area (BIA) in the 1980s.
In collaboration with artist Sean Martindale and the Toronto Muralists, this installation transformed a 32 story social housing building into a giant canvas; engaging thousands of local residents and resulting in a new world record. The Rising Phoenix is now an iconic and recognizable symbol of the St James Town Area.
Commissioned by the East York Town Centre, this youth-driven mural, created in collaboration with The STEPS Initiative, artist Nick Sweetman and the Toronto Emerging Artivists (TEA) “We Breath as One” mural celebrates the cultural diversity and unity present in the areas of Thorncliffe and Flemingdon.
STEPS Initiative, in collaboration with artist Jim Bravo and clients of COSTI Immigrant Services, developed a mural that serves as a combined celebration of the history of the area, and the collective experiences of newcomers to Canada.
In collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and artist, Adrian Hayles, this 1200 square foot mural engaged and celebrated legendary Toronto reggae musicians as part of a larger urban heritage project.
As part of a larger revitalization led by United Way Toronto, this youth-driven environmental mural was created in collaboration The STEPS Initiative, artist Nick Sweetman and The Toronto Emerging Artivists. The mural depicts the positive environmental impact of “reducing”, “reusing”, “recycling”,as well as “respect”. These messages have been superimposed in several locally spoken languages. Participating youth also painted national flowers representative of many of the countries from which local residents originate.