What an incredible 5th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market! This years event saw the addition of a 10,000 sqft food market, a pirate ship & skateboard camp for kids, Pop Up Markets all along Queen West and of course a little bit of rain.
Thank you to all the volunteers, board & committee members as well as businesses, artists, residents, participants and partners such as Foodora, Certified Tire & Auto, Toronto Parking Authority & Roncy BIA who helped make this an incredible success.
View the event photos on Facebook here.
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Parkdale Village BIA is excited to launch the PARKDALE NEIGHBOURHOOD MURALS 2017 PROJECT!
The project saw 8 Bell Canada utility boxes around the community painted by 8 artists, as part of the 2017 Bell Box Murals Project. Murals were painted in May and launched at the Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market on May 13th, 2017, visitors to the area were encouraged to grab a map and explore all 8 locations as well as meet some of the artists.
Artists were chosen by a BIA jury and based on 1) their connection to the community of Parkdale, 2) experience painting on outdoor surfaces, 3) concept for the mural and 4) a portfolio of past work.
To read more about the project click here.
The Parkdale Neighbourhood Murals is funded by the Parkdale Village BIA and are a partnership between the Bell Box Murals Project and Bell Canada. Since 2009 artists from the Bell Boxes Murals Project have painted 172 murals on Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in 23 communities throughout Toronto, Southern Ontario and Quebec. The Bell Boxes Murals Project is an independent, community-engaged art program and not part of Bell Canada. Paint for project is donated by Benjamin Moore Paint.
To view past murals visit the below Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bellboxmuralsproject