About one month in to our Spring project and the team is about half-way through painting the Inner-tunnel and North-facing side of Toronto’s infamous and much-loved “Rainbow Tunnel”. Many people know the tunnel as a bright rainbow which was painted on the South-facing entrance and is viewable by many tired commuters who travel along the Don Valley Parkway.
See full story on the decades-long history of this Rainbow in the Toronto Star’s article ‘Don Valley Parkway Rainbow gets a Makeover’
After cleaning, priming, and refurbishing the Rainbow in Fall 2012, Mural Routes now oversees a team of: Designer and artist Rob Matejka, 2 lead artists, 5 local Youth from Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services, and many wonderful volunteers who are working to create a Rainbow-themed mural inside the 65+ft tunnel, replacing a dark tunnel filled with graffiti and vandalism into a brightly coloured world highlighting nature & cityscapes – a new ‘magical’ passageway for kids, youth, families, walkers, and bikers who use the East Don Trail.
The project has even been featured by Global TV News, see link here: http://globalnews.ca/video/572728/rainbow-tunnel-gets-renovated
Project is to be completed by July, 2013.
Inquiries please contact Project Coordinator, Tara Dorey, at firstname.lastname@example.org