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King-Liberty Bridge Mural Project- In Person Community Event
July 8 @ 9:00 am - August 2 @ 5:00 pm
StreetARToronto (StART), a program of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division is collaborating with project curator Quach George to install a mural on the North and South side towers of the King-Liberty Pedestrian Bridge. Quach George is an Indigenous arts programmer from the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and Mohawks of Akwesasne who resides in tsi Tkaronto.
About this Project
The murals are meant to transform the King-Liberty Bridge stairway exteriors into a celebrated community feature representative of the local Indigenous perspective that commemorates the creativity and continued impact of Indigenous artists. The over-arching theme of this project is Land Back. Artists have considered the history of the land and have endeavoured in their designs to reconnect those in the community who use this passage back to the land. As people use this bridge, the murals are meant to take them through a journey that reawakens our relationship with and responsibility to Mother Earth, centering the Land as a reminder to society that it is a human responsibility to build a healthy future together.
The design of the two (2) murals is meant to work cohesively together and complement the existing artwork on the glass panels in the North and South elevator towers by Artist Rebecca Baird, produced by Toronto Culture.
Call for Community Feedback
The City of Toronto, StreetARToronto invites community members to share feedback on the Design Concepts for The King-Liberty Bridge Mural Project.
Please take a moment to review each design concept and respond to the two questions beneath each design. The first question asks how strongly you would recommend the concept to the Advisory Committee, and the second question asks what would strengthen the concept for you. Your feedback will be shared with the Advisory Committee and with the project curator Quach George, and will be one of several aspects that will help inform their selection of a concept to be implemented on the bridge. Constructive feedback will also be shared with the artists for their design development consideration, as well.
Want to meet the artists? Join us on Thursday July 14th, 2022, 5pm – 7pm at the Liberty Market, 171 Liberty Street (behind Brazen Head Pub). Each artist will present their design concept at the in person event.
Murals are scheduled to be painted this year.
Thank you for your time and participation. This survey will be live until 11:59pm, Sunday July 24, 2022 at 11:59pm. More information about StreetARToronto (StART) can be found here: www.toronto.ca/streetart.