The Bridging Project (Summer 2010)

The Bridging Project transformed an east Toronto six-lane traffic bridge on Lawrence Avenue East (between Orton Park and Kingston-Galloway) into the connector between the two neighbourhoods.  Mural Routes collaborated with The Amazing Place, Jumblies Theatre, Scarborough Arts Council and Toronto Culture – Arts Services on The Bridging Project, bringing arts and environmental activities to the Kingston/Galloway/Orton Park community.

The Bridging Project, Summer 2010Summer 2010 (south-facing bridge wall)
 By Rob Matejka, Johnny Yang, Tristan Joseph, Gabriella Berdugo, Curtia Wright, Christina Simms, Emilie Wong and Nigel Martin.

Artist Rob Matejka mentored a team of youth and community members to create a mural spanning the North side of the bridge (871 feet or 266 metres). Images of the flora and fauna of the parkland around the bridge are interspersed with the footprints and impressions of people in the community and wildlife indigenous to the area. These elements represent the routes travelled by people and animals, and the roots and flora of the natural environment in the area. This mural was dedicated in a ceremony on September 11, 2010. Funded by City of Toronto’s Graffiti Transformation Program.

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