Restoration

Restoration

Winner of Mural of the Year 2012, this mural is a mosaic made out of hundreds of ceramic tile samples, which took almost 4 years to complete. The artists of the project got the chance to connect with a neglected part of the city, and be a part of its culture while they created the mural. Much of the Main street community was involved in its creation as well.

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The mural represents the “Indigenous significance of the Inglewood area where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, recognizing past and present, the existing vibrant community and a connected future through stewardship of the land.”

Trinity Community Mural

Trinity Community Mural

This large community mural is a tribute to friendship and community. It is a project of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Old Strathcona of Edmonton at 10014 – 81 Avenue. The 24-meter-wide mural is composed of nearly 1000 individually painted tiles which were painted by about 400 people of all ages, all walks of life, church members and community members.

Ice on Whyte Mural Mosaic

Ice on Whyte Mural Mosaic

Communities in each province and territory across Canada will create sections of the overall mural that will connect Canada through art. Every participating city or town will create a section of the mural made up of 400-750 individual tiles that symbolizes their community.

Each of these Community Mural sections will stand alone as a mural for that particular community. Then, each of these sections of the mural will be become one of the many storybook pages within the overall mural to form the ultimate visual time capsule and create a legacy for a proud nation.

As each painting is part of a community mural, each community mural is part of the Canada Mosaic Mural. Each community mural virtually connects to other community murals resulting in a massive coast to coast uniflied mosaic.

Throughout the Country, this equates to 100,000’s tiles that will comprise an overall image of train cars connecting Canadians from far and wide!

ᑮᐦᑳᔮᓱᐁᐧᐤ KÎHKÂYÂSOWÊW / SHE SHINES BRIGHTLY

ᑮᐦᑳᔮᓱᐁᐧᐤ KÎHKÂYÂSOWÊW / SHE SHINES BRIGHTLY

This piece was created in collaboration with both Kayla Bellerose and Mackenzie Brown. The portrait of Amy wearing a buffalo robe is a recreation of an original photograph by Yamuna Flaherty, a photographer and friend of Amy’s. The circle behind Amy’s portrait is the sun with 7 beams of light representing the 7
Sacred Teachings of Truth, Honesty, Respect, Humility, Love, Wisdom, and Courage. Amy Willier embodied these teachings with the way she lived her life with family and community. The symmetrical butterflies represent the transformation of coming from darkness into light, and we chose the colour orange to honour
the children being found at unmarked mass graves in residential schools across Canada, and green to honour the intergenerational healing of our future generations. Amy advocated for Orange Shirt Day for years, so we know that she is now a helper in the spirit world bringing home the children who never
made it back to their family.

Willowdale Mosaic Mural Project

Willowdale Mosaic Mural Project

The Willowdale Mosaic Mural Project was created in 2022-2023, featuring 19 mosaic heart murals installed on planters on the West side of Yonge Street, between North York Boulevard (north) and Upper Madison Avenue (south). Each heart depicts a reason why the community loves Willowdale, which was determined by the local community who were engaged in the design process in a variety of ways. In Willowdale, the heart shape is considered an artistic and cultural symbol, and is deeply connected to its history – small copper hearts are even embedded on the sidewalks. This mosaic mural aims to celebrate the area and contribute to the revival of the local economy which has suffered deeply due to the COVID pandemic.

Scarborough Seniors Mosaic Mural Project

Scarborough Seniors Mosaic Mural Project

Thanks to a Government of Ontario Seniors Community grant, 27 Older Adults (55+) and Seniors (65+) living in Scarborough developed mural-making skills with experienced mosaic mural artist Cristina Delago. As part of the program, delivered virtually, each participant created a mosaic panel to contribute to this large community mural project on the theme of gratitude. During the unprecedented times of Covid-19 lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, participants shared what they were grateful for throughout the workshops. Using the time together to heal and bond through the creative process of mosaic-making, those involved in the workshops developed a sense of community and felt very connected in a time of physical isolation.

Resilience

Resilience

This mural was initiated by the Community Arts Guild in Scarborough. It was a community mosaic project led by Cristina Delago with youth from Scarborough and youth from S.A.G.E. Group.
It is a concrete building adjacent to the Cedar Ridge Community Centre. The mosaic covers the 3 main walls of the building.
Created in August of 2021.

ELLA

ELLA

Ella is a ten foot tall mosaic work by Red Dress Productions. This mosaic depicts a woman holding an umbrella and complements the second mural on the same building.

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library was created as a community effort to strengthen and support the neighbourhood during the pandemic. The intention is to give everyone access to free books, especially for young minds to keep growing and learning.
The guideline is to take a book, share a book, so there’s a steady flow of different books throughout the seasons.

Artist: Elena Martoglio

A Window Into Yesteryear

A Window Into Yesteryear

This hand painted mural design was born as homage to Toronto’s historical homes and a celebration of their timeless stained glass windows. As a proud Torontonian, I enjoy walking the quiet residential streets and admiring the older, more charming homes of the different neighbourhoods.
Artist: Julia Prajza

Stained Glass of Toronto

Stained Glass of Toronto

As a proud Torontonian living in the west end, I enjoy walking the quiet residential streets and admiring the older, more charming homes of Toronto. Being a big fan of fine craftsmanship and vintage design, I like to imagine living in the city during the Victorian times without condo buildings, cookie cutter houses, and uninspired architecture. Over the years I have been collecting photos of these beautiful and intriguing houses in our city and am constantly looking back at them for inspiration with the intricate details, interesting materials and illuminating stained glass windows. This design was born as homage to Toronto’s historical homes and their timeless stained glass windows. The intention is to add a little more charm to the city with this vibrant and captivating modern-meets-traditional design.

Artist: Julia Prajza

Celebration

Celebration

Artists: Mehtap Mertdogan, CL Fisher, Kai Hart Celebration “I mean, you must take living so seriously that even at seventy, for example, you’ll plant olive trees” — “On Living”, Nazim Hikmet Ran “Celebration” was created in collaboration with residents, families and staff of Lakeside Long Term Care Centre and students from Centennial College to commemorate…