Beauty

Artist: Monica Loney

150 Dunlop St E Suite 201, Barrie, ON L4M 6H1

This piece was created by Monica to accompany the beautiful poem by local Barrie poet laureate Victoria Butler, to encourage inclusiveness and empower the community to just ‘BE’ their authentic selves. Commissed by the BE Beauty and Wellness team, this piece is on display in their main foyer and includes a variety of faces from all walks of life; connected in a continuous line to showcase a universal connection we all share. They understand that each person has a unique journey and lived experience, and by sharing this knowledge with one another we can individually and collectively move towards our BEcoming. Community empowerment was the focus for the artist and she was honoured to work alongside a local business and poet to create the mural.

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In Our Nature

Artist: The E.W.O.C. Project, Claire Browne, Connie Tong, and Sarah Alinia Ziazi

Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, Scarborough, ON M1B 5K7, Canada

*Please note: this was a temporary mural installation.
In our Nature is a community-minded multidisciplinary public art project that celebrates Women of Colour in the Scarborough community through five mural panel installations and musical performances. The murals will spotlight BIPOC women in Scarborough, who are active in community work, and feature them in a green space, changing the narrative around this group’s access, perceived safety and sense of belonging in public spaces. The artwork will purposefully degrade over time to reveal the underset images of the featured individuals beneath the greenery – their faces will be seen emerging from the ground. This is a 2021 City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project in partnership with Mural Routes, the E.W.O.C. Project, the Community Arts Guild and the Toronto Zoo.

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Time to Heal; and truth before reconciliation

Artist: Janice Wu; seth cardinal dodginghorse; 馬鳳齡 Fung Ling Feimo

3rd Avenue Southeast & 1st Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 0B7, Canada

All four signal box locations explore Time in different ways; from traditional Chinese calligraphy with historical photos of Chinatown, and the history shared by Tsúùt’ínà artist about his ancestor Chief Bullhead and Fort Calgary, to stylised tigers inspired by the colours of Cantonese opera, to age-old medicinal remedies that have survived many generations, to contemporary Canto phraseology and street calligraphy.

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FUTURA at Assembly Park

Artist: André Kan

18 Interchange Way, Concord, Vaughan, Ontario

Futura (2021) a vibrant and innovative mural activation by Andre Kan serves as a significant landmark at The Assembly Park Studios in the City of Vaughan. His geometric shapes build upon one another creating a sense of interconnection, and reminding us how we are all connected in this world. Through the significance of cause and effect, this energetic, multilayered landscape is his abstract interpretation of the city’s unique future – a high-spirited dynamic blueprint of various forms coming together. Unified, bold, and in harmony, this architectural piece depicts a number of structural components and signifies the importance of creating a foundation that can be built beyond itself.

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Sound of Water

Artist: Ray Vidal

10 Dwight Ave (Behind Second Street Junior Middle School)

This mural advocates for wildlife and water conservation by reintegrating the water, its inhabitants and local plant specimens back into the city allowing community members to reconnect with nature, water and the land they live on.

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Kind of Blue

Artist: Ray Vidal

87 Hounslow Heath Road, Toronto

Huge thank you to @kj.bit for putting on an amazing Mentor and Mentee mural jam in Oct 2021.

This is the garage I got and I immediately saw a piano. I wanted to transform the windows into black keys that glow at night. It is a whimsical play on a jazz pianist.

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