Brampton fire station gets new mural

by courtney_bachar | 12 January 2022 2:31 pm

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Station 211 has a new mural as part of the city’s public art project, printed and installed by Minoh Signmakers.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services (BFES) Station 211 in Brampton, Ont., has been decorated with a new mural as part of a public art project that seeks to create placemaking opportunities across the city.

The bold and colourful mural depicting the open countryside, celebrating local wildlife and the agricultural heritage of the area, was printed and installed by Minoh Signmakers, with the assistance of Sustainable Thinking and Expression on Public Space (STEPS) Public Art.

The City of Brampton said the production and presentation of public art is a key priority of Brampton’s Culture Master Plan and a vehicle for facilitating meaningful exchange between diverse creators and their community. Blended with BFES’ ongoing commitment to community building, this mural supports social cohesion, connection to place, and contributes to the creation of a unique and distinctive identity for Brampton.

“Brampton is a Mosaic and one that continues to come to life thanks to creative collaborations like this one,” said Brampton mayor Patrick Brown. “Brampton Fire and Emergency Services are engrained in our community and it’s so wonderful to see the introduction of public art at their stations to connect with residents even further and make art accessible to all.”

The artist behind the piece, Pam Lostracco, is a muralist and graphic designer who was born and raised in Brampton. She graduated from OCAD with two scholarships and has worked at design studios creating brands, books, and illustrations.

Lostracco’s experience in design and her love for the outdoors has expanded her passion for murals, creating pieces on display across Canada. The mural at Station 211 was designed to integrate with the fire hall’s architecture and the natural environment around it.

“This project is extra special to me since Brampton is my hometown where I lived on the border between city and countryside,” said Lostracco. “When the division chief of fire described the deer that played in the cornfields behind the station, I knew the window design had to integrate with the natural life and open landscape that staff view from those very windows.”

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