Business associations and community groups with strong business participation can receive one-time funding for outdoor mural projects that help promote a local theme and facilitate commercial or industrial neighbourhood identity. The mural program helps local businesses and communities create an attractive and positive identity for their area.

 

Successful projects:

  • Contribute to community and business pride
  • Promote a unique community theme
  • Leverage partnerships (business contributions, funding, in-kind services, and volunteer resources are encouraged)
  • Attract customers to commercial or industrial areas
  • Provide benefits to the community, in terms of economic development, community development, youth and local arts involvement, among others
  • Involve and encourage business, residents and other community representatives to participate in the project
  • One-time funding is available up to $5,000 for murals in commercial or employment districts.
  • Eligible expenses for murals include artist fees, materials, installation and equipment rental.
  • Maintenance of the murals is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), business associations and community groups that include strong business participation are eligible.
  • Successful projects have good exposure, are visible from a public road, have the support of local businesses, build community partnerships (financial and in-kind donations), undertake public consultation, and select artists through an open process.

To find out if you are eligible, contact:

Michael Saunders
Telephone: 416-392-1005
Email: Michael.Saunders@toronto.ca

Applications should describe:

  • Location
  • Community benefits
  • Partnerships
  • Selection of artists
  • Participation
  • Maintenance
  • Budget
  • Organization