Past Projects

Intersections: Youth Summer Mural Project 2011
Intersections was created in the Wexford Heights/Dorset Park community in east Toronto, part of Mural Routes youth summer training initiative.
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The Bridging Project
The Bridging Project transformed a traffic bridge between two east Toronto neighbourhoods in the Kingston/Galloway/Orton Park community.
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Bathurst Mosaic Mural
The City of Toronto, in consultation with Mural Routes, installed a mosaic mural in Toronto's Bathurst/Lawrence area.
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Jameson Ave. Impressions
Impressions is an outdoor gallery of over 560 photographs installed on tree planters along Toronto's Jameson Avenue.
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Heritage Trail Mural Restoration
Summer 2010, Mural Routes commissioned artist Allan Bender (Blinc Studios) to restore the 1990 mural Scarborough Rifle Company.
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Heritage Trail
Series of 12 commemorative murals along Kingston Road in Scarborough, Ontario
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Summer Youth Mural Program
Urban Trail of community murals in Toronto created by youth artists under supervision of artist mentors
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Education and workshops
Wall Mural Course & Project 2008
Project summary
Wall Art Workshops 2007
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Graffiti Transformation Report (Toronto) 2007
Mural Routes' report on initiatives to enhance the GT program
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Birch Cliff Community Mural Project

Mural Routes was approached by the Birch Cliff Village community to find ways of improving their neighbourhood through mural art, thinking that a themed mural project would help to replace the sense of neglect that exists on Kingston Road with a sense of pride.

This project is a partnership with Birch Cliff Village Residents Mural Committee, long-time residents with a strong commitment to the neighbourhood. Completed projects: Win-a-Mart Variety at 1564 Kingston Rd.; Kingston Rd @ Warden Ave.; and Wimpy’s diner at 1489 Kingston Rd.

For more information and ways you can be involved,
e-mail Tara Dorey, Program Coordinator.

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Greenwood Village Mural Project

The Greenwood Village mural Bricks and Wagons - A Greenwood Allegory was conceived by lead artist Jim Bravo, who wanted to look back to an age “when children could play in the street”. The mural was created by Bravo, Anthony Delacruz and Em Ciobanica, with help from Mural Routes Leadership Training in Mural Making graduates and others.

Business owners, led by wall owner
Lefteris Karagianis, and residents wanted to kickstart a positive change in the area with a public art project. They were concerned  about loitering and minor tagging, and hoped that the project would bring out the artistic potential of the community.

Bricks and Wagons is located at 1289 Gerrard St. East, on the intersection of Greenwood Ave., Toronto.

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Puzzle Mural

The concept of the mural was developed by artist Elaine Teguibon as part of an independent study project for the Leadership Training in Mural Making program 2011. The design incorporates the values of YouthLink and the faces of several of the youth participants.

Toronto City Councillor Michelle Berardinetti directed a portion of the Beautiful Streets budget towards the project. Youth artists Elaine Teguibon, Tara Dorey and Raymond Cho worked under the direction of Program Director Rob Matejka and with support of several summer students, to transfer the design onto the puzzle pieces, which they created out of MDO Plywood Panels.

Puzzle can be viewed at YouthLink, 747 Warden Ave., Toronto.

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