Registration: 19th National Mural Symposium

Mural Routes invites you to join us for Exchange: 19th National Mural Symposium at the Spoke Club, Toronto.

More details and registration below. Check out the schedule and full list of speakers here.

About the Symposium

For over 20 years, Mural Routes has brought the mural art community together for learning, sharing and networking. This year we highlight and celebrate murals as a tool for Exchange and creative gateway for public dialogue.  Presenters will share local and international projects and ideas to illustrate how the value of a mural lies not only in the art left behind, but in the process of exchanging skills, perspectives, stories and experiences. We invite you to join us, learn from your peers, and walk away with a new perspective on mural art.

About the Keynote Speaker

PA System (Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson) create public artwork and work in textile, printmaking, painting, and video. They exhibit in institutions internationally, such as the Canada House in London, the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. They have created public artworks and community-engaged works across Inuit Nunangat (Inuit homelands within Canadian arctic), Canada and internationally. PA System has an ongoing project called Embassy of Imagination (EOI) based in Kinngait (Cape Dorset, Nunavut) working for and with Kinngait youth. EOI animates yearly art workshops, and creates collaborative community art projects, including public murals, performances, and exhibitions, within Kinngait, across Canada and internationally. EOI is a reciprocal sharing of knowledge and ideas, prioritizing youth voices, expressing cross-cultural collaboration and shared human experience as an embodied practice and in material form. PA System and EOI are creating new work for the forthcoming Toronto Biennial of Art 2019.

Piliriqatigiingniq by PA System and EOI (2015). Photo by Tobin Grimshaw.

About the Venue

In the heart of Toronto’s bustling King West strip, discreetly nestled in one of the city’s distinguished hundred-year-old buildings, stands The Spoke Club. We are proud to be the first Private Members Club in Toronto where like-minded individuals from all trades and the creative world converge to create, invent and invest in the best and the latest.”  The Spoke Club is an accessible venue, located at 600 King Street West, Toronto.  You can reach the Spoke Club by riding the King West streetcar.  Pay parking is available at 107 Portland Street.

Accommodation in Toronto

The following hotels are in close proximity to the Spoke Club:

Early Bird* Registration Fees – Extended to October 21st!

*Please note – Symposium registrations are non-refundable, but are transferable.
Prices are per participant and include full day of symposium sessions, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.

Mural Routes Individual & Not-For-Profit Member Price:   $110
Non-Member Individual & Not-For-Profit Non-Member Price:   $170
Mural Routes Corporate Member Price:   $195
Mural Routes Corporate Non-Member Price:   $270
Student Price (ID required):   $70

Member Rate: Want to receive the Member rate, but not already a Member of Mural Routes?  Join here.

Bursaries + Scholarships: Difficulty paying the registration fee? To connect about bursary opportunities contact Program Director, Tara Dorey at by October 14th.

Sponsor an Artist: Feeling generous? To donate to sponsor an artist to attend, contact Managing Director, Marta Keller Hernandez at by October 14th. 

More Details

You can read the schedule and speaker details here.

Questions? Contact us at 416 698 7995 or


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