Promotional poster for Faces of the Community program Registration

Registration open for portrait stencil program “Faces of the Community/ Las Caras de la Comunidad” in The Beaches

Promotional poster for Faces of the Community program Registration



Mural Routes announces registration open for community portrait stencil making program to IGNITE the spirit and create a legacy of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games                                                                   

Toronto, ON  Jan 6, 2015 – Mural Routes is excited to announce Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad,  a new community mural art program in partnership with TORONTO 2015 IGNITE community partnership program and the Toronto Arts Council. The program provides a way for people to get involved and excited about the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games by making a creative cultural contribution that is personal and meaningful.

Registration is now open for the program’s first workshop series, taking place at The Church of St Aiden, 70 Silver Birch Ave. The series consists of teaching in portrait photography, stencil design, creation and printing over six classes. The classes are Saturday and Sunday afternoons, 1-4pm on February 7th, 8th, 28th, March 1st,  7th and 8th.

To register: send your name, e-mail address, and phone number, by email to or fax 416-698-7972.  Registration is open to all ages, (14+); all skill levels are welcome. Program instruction is free; cost of materials is $15. Attendance at all 6 sessions is required. Limited spaces; registration will be accepted on first-come basis.

Other Venues for Faces of the Community/ Las Caras de la Comunidad Workshop Series:

New Toronto Library (Etobicoke-Lakeshore): Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm, March 14 – April 25 *excluding

Cedarbrae Library (Scarborough): Fridays 5-8pm, April 17 – May 29

Faces of the Community / Las Caras de la Comunidad program consists of two phases. Phase 1 is a series of workshops in three locations across Toronto that will train participants in the portrait stencil making process and in creating large-scale stencils.  Phase two is printing the stencils onto outdoor spaces throughout the participants’ neighbourhoods. Mural Routes will encourage those who take the program to become leaders and spread the movement of community stencil portraits to their own communities.

Local business and property owners interested in having the portrait stencil murals printed on their walls are encouraged to contact Mural Routes.

Mural Routes is an arts service organization dedicated to training and supporting mural artists and communities involved in mural arts through teaching, learning and sharing initiatives in mural art together, from introductory level to professional development and consultation. Partners TO2015 IGNITE program and Toronto Arts Council support the program as it coincides with their mandates of involving Toronto communities in accessible arts and culture programming.


Media Contact: Tara Dorey, Program Coordinator       416-698-7995



More information about upcoming Phase 1 workshops and Phase 2 printing opportunities will be added to the blog and updated on Mural Routes’ facebook and twitter pages.

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