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.
Lead artist, Allan Bender of Blinc Studios