Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit at Urbanspace Gallery this summer



Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit will be at Urbanspace Gallery this summer

Location: Urbanspace Gallery, First floor, 401 Richmond St W.

Dates: June 5th – August 16th, 2018

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Special Event: Tuesday, July 24th from 6:30 – 8:30PM

Talk by Karin Eaton: ‘Reflections: Three Decades of Murals’ from 6:30-7:30pm.

Reception from 7:30-8:30pm

Click HERE  for more event information and to register for the event.



About This Exhibit

The Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit reflects on the history of mural art in the city. The Toronto Mural Archive is a research project and touring informational exhibit, the first of its kind to survey the history of mural art in Toronto. Mural Routes has gathered articles, information and stories, taking time to reflect on the field of public mural art’s developments so far. We have combined our research together to share ‘the story’ of murals in Toronto in a touring exhibit. The archive provides context to both critically reflect and inspire the future mural art movement in Toronto, and to provide a template for other Ontario cities to follow.

Touring Exhibit Locations

The Toronto Mural Archive Exhibit will tour in 2018, in gallery spaces across Toronto.  Each exhibit will coincide with an speakers event open to the public – with themes ranging from reflecting on the stories and history of the local mural scene, to innovations and looking towards the future.


  • June 5th – August 11th: Urbanspace Gallery at 401 Richmond St. W.
  • August 20th – Sept 21st: Storefront Gallery at Arts Etobicoke


Thanks to our Partners


The Urbanspace Gallery was created to explore the city. A venue for diverse exhibitions and events, the gallery investigates how cities work, how we might improve them, and how we can learn from the past to create visions of the future.

With a focus on “bottom-up”, grass roots approaches, a wide range of local and global issues are examined including community, public space, housing, transportation, planning, governance, diversity, sustainability, and citizenship.  In partnership with many individuals and organizations, Urbanspace Gallery contributes to an ongoing discussion about cities, and offers visitors a space to learn and reflect on their place within them. More information about Urbanspace Gallery can be found here.


The Toronto Mural Archive is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Questions? Comments? Contact: Tara Dorey, Curator, The Toronto Mural Archive at programs@muralroutes.ca.

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