This summer Mural Routes partnered with the Centennial Community and Recreation Association, Street Art Toronto, and Blinc Studios to bring the Port Union-Rouge Park mural to life.
Port Union and the Rouge River share a history that spans thousands of years. The Port Union-Rouge Park mural, designed and led by experience mural artist Allan Bender of Blinc Studios, beautifully depicts parts of this story.
The opening celebration was held on September 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Centennial Park Plaza, at Port Union Road/Lawrence Ave. E., opposite Port Union Community Centre (in front of the mural).
Many community members enjoyed the ceremony with First Nations educator Patrick Nadjiwon of The Three Sisters’ House, a discussion of Port Union’s heritage, a chance to meet the artist team, and a celebration complete with food and music.
The Port Union-Rouge Park Mural project is a partnership project of Mural Routes and CCRA, generously supported by StreetARToronto.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Bank of Montreal (Port Union branch) and The Heather Lemieux Group.
Lead artist, Allan Bender of Blinc Studios