Five hand-painted portals unveiled to showcase best of Port Credit, Ont.

Five glowing 3-m (10-ft) immersive portals, each been painted by a local artist, can now be found along the waterfront in Port Credit, Ont.

Five glowing 3-m (10-ft) immersive portals, each been painted by a local artist, can now be found along the waterfront in Port Credit, Ont.

Five glowing 3-m (10-ft) immersive portals, each painted by a local artist, can now be found along the waterfront in Port Credit, Ont.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Councillor Stephen Dasko, and the Port Credit West Village Partners, the developers behind the Brightwater master-planned community, and five local artists have unveiled the Portals Art Installation. Each life-size portal showcases the best of Port Credit—from the waterfront to the local environment.

The large hexagonal structures are powered by solar light-emitting diode (LED) lights with mirrored cores that will be brightly lit past sundown against the waters of Lake Ontario. Previously on display in Toronto and Ottawa, the portals have been transported to Port Credit where they were re-painted during the first week of August.

Through an arts competition, five local artists were selected by a jury to reimagine their design to reflect the vibrancy of Port Credit. The five artists include:

  • Amanda Shotton
  • Khaula Mazar
  • Joanne de Graaf
  • Jennifer Hall
  • Ashley Beerdat

The portals will be on display for three weeks, encouraging residents and visitors to explore the waterfront, as the adjacent 29-ha (72-acre) master-planned community is set to further enhance the neighbourhood’s vibrant public realm.

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