Port Union Mural

The west-facing wall of Centennial Park Plaza, before mural-painting began
The west-facing wall of Centennial Park Plaza, before mural-painting began

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.

 

 

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Allan Bender and his team work on the revitalized wall. Photo credit: George Dunbar

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.

 

 

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The Port Union-Rouge Park Mural project is a partnership project of Mural Routes and CCRA, generously supported by StreetARToronto.

 

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Special thanks to our sponsors, Bank of Montreal (Port Union branch) and The Heather Lemieux Group.

 

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Lead artist, Allan Bender of Blinc Studios

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