StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces. Initiated in 2012 as an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan, StART has been successful in reducing graffiti vandalism and replacing it with vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street art.

StART programs make our streets more beautiful and safe, encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), showcase local artists, mentor emerging talent, and reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs and more. For more information about StART programs you can download our 2021 Information Session presentation, watch a recording of the 2021 StART Information Session presentation or review the Questions & Answers from this information session.

Apply to StART Programs

Information for street and graffiti artists, not-for-profit or community organizations, and private property owners.

StART Events & Special Project Art Calls

Engage and network with Toronto’s street and graffiti art community. Learn about workshops, and events.

StART – Map

The map provides a sampling of murals created as part of the StreetARToronto suite of programs from 2016 to 2018.

StART Artist Directory

Search the Artist Directory for a specific artist.