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Mural Production:
A Resource Handbook

A reference guide for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of the creation of public murals.
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Prints and Posters
Three of the murals on Mural Routes' Heritage Trail are available as limited edition reproductions, signed and numbered by the artists. To order, call Mural Routes at 416-698-7995.

For more detail about these murals, click on Heritage Trail.

The Bluffs as viewed by Elizabeth Simcoe c.1793
By Risto Turunen, October, 1992
12 x 38.5 inches

In The Way of Progress c.1922
By Phil, Jennifer and Richards,  July 1996
22 x 28.5 inches

Community Sprit in Early Highland Creek,
c. winter 1867
By John Hood, September 1994
11 x 34 inches

Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art.

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Our Vision
To inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.

Our Goals

  • To work in partnership with artists and communities to produce excellent public wall art;
  • To teach, learn and share valuable insights in mural art;
  • To educate, engage and enhance communities through public wall art;
  • To elevate the quality and status of mural art;
  • To secure a place for murals within the larger context of the arts in Canada.

Our office is located at:
1859 Kingston Road
Scarborough, ON M1N 1T3

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Phone: 416-698-7995
Fax: 416-698-7972

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Mural Routes is a a membership-based organization. Membership is open to anyone who supports the mandate of the organization. There are membership categories for individuals, groups (not-for-profit) and corporate. The membership consists of artists, arts managers, community and business organizations who share an interest in mural art. To join Mural Routes, click here.

What we do
We create, promote, educate, advise and link artists, organizations and others that are interested in the development of wall art. Mural Routes has become the primary advisor for communities engaged in producing public wall art in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

Community Murals: Since 1990, Mural Routes has worked with communities across Toronto to improve their neighbourhoods through the creation of outdoor murals.
Public Art Management: We provide expertise in the development and installation of public wall art projects.
Commissions: We send job opportunities and public art calls to member artists, connecting them with local and international commissions and competitions.
Education/Mentorship: We present a mural symposium semi-annually, and run professional development workshops for artists and administrators through the year. Youth artist training and mentorships are offered through our summer programs.
Consulting: Mural Routes offers consultations, presentations and guidance to help get public art projects off the ground.
Networking: Through our website, social networking, e-news and symposium, Mural Routes provides a hub where artists and communities connect and share.
Resources: Our website provides information and links for artists and administrators. We have produced Mural Production: A Resource Handbook, History of Mural Art CD and other resource materials that are available to the public.

Brief History
Mural Routes was started in 1990 as a public art project of Scarborough Arts with the purpose of celebrating unique features, events and heritage of Scarborough, Ontario through art. Mural Routes was incorporated as a separate organization in 1994. Since then, Mural Routes has assisted many communities and artists in creating outdoor murals that enhance their neighbourhoods. We have run 14 National Mural Symposia across Ontario, in addition to four Toronto Artists’ Network meetings and other professional development workshops.

Since 2001, youth initiatives and education in mural art have become a high priority, targeted through annual summer mentorship and employment programs in east Toronto. Mural Routes has become the “go to” place for information and advice on mural creation. Our services are used by many departments, agencies and educational institutions of the City of Toronto.

Contact Mural Routes for more information about our services.

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Mural Routes Inc. • 1859 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON • M1N 1T3 • Phone: 416-698-7995 • Fax: 416-698-7972 • Email

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