To support the city of Toronto and the culture that brings communities together, The Steps Initiative is offering artists and Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) the opportunity to increase feelings of trust and community through DIY art installations.
The City of Nanaimo, B.C., awarded funding for the Hub City Walls project through its Downtown Event Revitalization Funding program and partnered to offer three city-owned concrete walls for painting by local muralists.
Each May, an increasingly wide variety of digitally printed wide-format graphics are installed in public spaces throughout Toronto to help expand the reach and visibility of the city’s annual Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival from indoor galleries to outdoor environments.
As part of the landscape design for a new residential building on Toronto’s Church Street, local firm Eventscape engineered, fabricated and installed an 18.3 x 3-m (60 x 10-ft) feature wall, which was designed to obscure an old brick wall.
A new public art installation on Ottawa’s York Street steps, created by Naomi Ratte of the Peguis First Nation, features six salmon appearing to leap up a river’s waterfall. It is fittingly titled Kwáshkwan-in!, the Algonquin word for ‘jump.’
Eventscape recently engineered, fabricated and installed an 18.3 x 3-m (60 x 10-ft) public art feature wall as part of the landscape for a new condominium construction project on Toronto’s Church Street.