Colour in the streets • Bringing street murals to Toronto!

final
Across North America, neighbours are coming together to paint murals – on the road! The idea was born in Portland Oregon and has now spread to cities from coast to coast.

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 2.22.29 PM
The idea is simple: Street murals are a great way to slow down traffic, make the road safer and also to engage neighbours in a creative process to beautify the community and build stronger connections.

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 2.22.11 PM
Inspired by the folks down at Intersection Repair, we’ve started a street mural project in our neighbourhood, Regal Heights.  We’re hoping to paint our first community street mural during 2015, but for now we’re promoting the project and building local support with temporary chalk installations.

This weekend, we took over the intersection of Regal Road and Westmount Ave, in front of Regal Road Public School, and we created our first full-scale intersection mural.

11am
drawing_spiral

noon
 1pm
girls1
girls_2

Florence_Alison
3pm
This year was chalk.  Next year, we’re hoping to use paint!

If you’re interested in getting involved with the project, let me know!

3 responses to “Colour in the streets • Bringing street murals to Toronto!

  1. We did something similar on the traffic island at Oakwood and Vaughan last year. Unfortunately, the wonderful 3D art piece didn’t survive the harsh winter (despite promises and guarantees from those who supplied the paint and primer). What material will you be using to seal yours in to ensure it makes it through our harsh winters?

  2. You do not .. You go back and do it again, that is the fun of it .. Nothing last forever Except being told “you can’t”

  3. Pingback: Why don’t we do it in the road? | Mez Dispenser

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s