New wall mural series celebrates Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers
July 4, 2020
Global Korean Post
Mayor John Tory on July 2 announced that a new series of wall murals painted by local street, mural and graffiti artists will celebrate Toronto’s frontline workers, first responders and volunteers as part of the StART Frontline Heroes Art Project.
In total, the StART Frontline Heroes Art Project will be completed by 23 Toronto street, mural and graffiti artists featuring a series of 15 street art wall murals of diverse essential workers of all ages, genders, backgrounds and professions and reflecting the City’s motto Diversity Our Strength. Murals are already underway, including six that are finished at 2265 Danforth Ave., 30 Maud St., 546 Richmond St. W. (in graffiti alley), 575 Queen St. W., 761 Jane St., 1230 Dundas St. W., and one soon to be completed at 165 Main St. The rest are scheduled to be finished by the end of July.
Murals completed through this project will enhance the City of Toronto’s Year of Public Art which will be a year-long celebration of art and community in 2021. It will highlight Toronto’s incredible collection of public art and the artists behind it, provide opportunities for artists to develop new public art projects, and encourage people to connect and engage with public art.