Producer: STEPS Public Art

World’s Tallest Mural (2013)

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.

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We Breath as One (2014)

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.

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Our Stories (2016)

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.

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Reggae Lane

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.

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Thorncliffe Tower Renewal Mural

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.

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SKEIN

This large-scale installation transformed an unsightly underpass near Dufferin and Eglinton into a local landmark in collaboration with The STEPS Initiative and artist collective PA System.

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