Parkdale Village launches 8 New Murals!

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:

August Newsletter: Graffiti, Planters, Instagram & Back to School

Mural in Library Parking Lot 1 - 2009Planter 2015

Our August Newsletter is out and covers items such as:

  • Hooray for 80 New Planters which were recently installed along Queen Street west, if you notice any damages or vandalism please contact our office or 311
  • A reminder that the Parkdale Village BIA funds the removal of Graffiti tagging on your property, within certain guidelines & parameters. We are working to revise and upgrade the service for 2016, however until then please contact our office should you have any questions or have received a warning/ticket from a Bylaw officer.
  • 8 Mistakes we make when using Instagram, click here
  • 5 Back to School Tips for Retailers, click here
  • If you are interested in having a Mural painted along your wall please let us know. Our BIA is exploring Mural funding for 2016/2017, however, we work closely with Artists who are always looking for a way to display their work in public spaces. Murals are a great way to fight Graffiti tagging as well as help animate the Streetscape.
  • Parkdale Village BIA Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on Thursday October  8, save the date!
  • Reminder the summer series of Good Food Markets takes place every Wednesday from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm in Masaryk Park, just south of Queen St. W on Cowan Ave. If you are within the BIA contact us today to learn how you can participate in the market for free!
  • Welcome new Members: Top Brands for Less, Vape Hustler

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