StreetARToronto (StART) hosts a variety of events throughout the year, such as StART information sessions, networking events, workshops, community engagement sessions, art launches and one-time art calls.

Upcoming Events:

Aga Khan Boulevard: Community Welcome Celebration | October 6, 2022, 8:00 p.m. at Aga Khan Park, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

  • As part of the Mayor’s Year of Public Art, the City of Toronto, Aga Khan Foundation, Ismaili Centre of Toronto, Aga Khan Park, and the Aga Khan Museum are collaborating on a number of enhancements along Wynford Drive, which has recently received the ceremonial re-naming: Aga Khan Boulevard.

 

Aga Khan Boulevard: Community Welcome Celebration

As part of the Mayor’s Year of Public Art, the City of Toronto, Aga Khan Foundation, Ismaili Centre of Toronto, Aga Khan Park and the Aga Khan Museum are collaborating on a number of enhancements along Wynford Drive, which has recently received the ceremonial re-naming: Aga Khan Boulevard.

October 6, 2022, 8:00 p.m. at Aga Khan Park, 77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

The event is meant to signal that all are welcome on Aga Khan Boulevard, and to celebrate art by Javid Jah, whose integrated design concept was selected by an Advisory Committee for art on banners, crosswalks and traffic signal boxes along Aga Khan Boulevard. A mural projection wall sharing the vision and meanings behind Javid’s concept will be ‘revealed’ as the finale of this Community Welcome Celebration.

View the event program.

Power of Place
Power of Place: Artists as City Builders

The Power of Place: Artists as City Builders. A Video Blog Series is a series that emerged out of the Manager of Transportation Services, Barbara Gray’s strong interest in the incredible work that is happening across the city by artists supported by the StreetARToronto team, with a focus on highlighting the work being done by diverse Indigenous, Black, and Peoples of Colour artists throughout Toronto.

painted concrete cycle track barriers lined up along Richmond St.
Clockwise: All photos by Mike Hajmasy & Gage Fletcher, Artwork/Picture: Alathea Milne-Hines and daughter Simone in Air Zone; Artwork featured: Adam Giroux; Artists featured: RUN Collective—Cedar-Eve Peters, Nishina Loft & Jennifer Messon in Fire Zone; and Artwork featured — Anastasia Eve in Air Zone

Cycling is Elemental | Celebrating Toronto’s newest outdoor Art Gallery!

Richmond St from Parliament St to Bathurst St

The StreetARToronto Richmond St. Cycle Track Mural Project titled ‘Cycling is Elemental’ is complete! Walk it, bike it, or drive by Toronto’s latest outdoor art gallery to experience 353 unique and meaningful murals painted by a diversity of Toronto artists on cycle track barriers from Parliament St. to Bathurst St.

Themed zones route:
Earth themed Murals: Parliament St to Victoria St
Air themed Murals: Victoria to University Ave
Fire themed Murals: University Ave to Spadina Ave
Water themed Murals: Spadina Ave to Bathurst Street

Richmond Cycle Track Mural Curators:
Cindy Scaife, Alathea Milne-Hines, Mike Ormsby

StART and Quiet Streets are collaborating on a pilot project to create meaningful opportunities for artists to express underrepresented voices and facilitate place making and healing during this significant moment in urban history. This initiative will add vitality to the ‘Quiet Streets’ initiative the City of Toronto has introduced to enable physical distancing and encouraging walking and cycling on local streets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The StART Front Line Heroes Art Project features a new series of street, mural and graffiti art that celebrates Toronto front line service providers including health care and essential workers, volunteers and other heroes responding to the global coronavirus pandemic. Titled “Celebrating Front Line Heroes”, the works represent a diversity of essential workers of all ages, genders, backgrounds and professions from mail carriers and grocery store employees to teachers and sanitation workers, as well as doctors, nurses, and first responders – and all of these works have been painted by an equally diverse group of artists. View the Celebrating Front Line Heroes booklet and join us in celebrating the heroes who are helping us through the global coronavirus pandemic.

Toronto is home to some of the best street art and street artists in the world!

image of people walking across the Kay Gardner Beltline Park Bridge touching the public art installation of horses made out of iron
‘Iron Horse’ by Robert Sprachman
Photo by Tyler Radell

To celebrate Toronto and the outstanding creative talent in Toronto, Micki Moore in collaboration with StART, has launched the ‘Art Over Bridges’ project to engage artists to design and install three dimensional artwork on bridges in Toronto. Art Over Bridges is a transformative new placemaking initiative that adds colour and vitality to neighbourhoods; demonstrates the positive impacts of diversity and inclusion, fosters community engagement; encourages active transportation; and showcases the creativity of artists, arts organizations and the city of Toronto.

At the heart of Micki’s vision is a series of vibrant and high-quality Art Bridges throughout Toronto, beginning with art over the Jameson Avenue Pedestrian bridge. Micki’s placemaking initiative promises to strengthen the connection between people and the places they share through a collaborative process to improve the look and feel of our streets and the public realm.

Your contribution is the spark that will help turn Micki Moore’s impassioned idea into reality. Donate online at DonateTO, then select the ‘Support Cultural Vibrancy’ Initiative and the ‘Micki Moore Art Over Bridges’ program. If you prefer to donate by cheque, please mail your cheque to: DonateTO, 55 John Street, Metro Hall, Floor 14, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3C6,  Attn: Roy Moniz and write ‘Micki Moore Art Over Bridges’ on the cheque. Thank you.