Toronto-based UrbanArts is a charitable organization that has worked with schools to get young people involved in, among other activities, creating murals as a way to contribute to community development.
Burt’s Bees Canada has created two outdoor public art installations to help raise awareness of the need to support the nation’s bee population, using hundreds of native perennial wildflowers to serve as habitats and encourage pollination.
When is a sign not a sign? In the case of Speech Bubble, a new public art piece commissioned for a condominium tower in Toronto’s entertainment district, it’s when the format of a sign is used not to convey a direct message, but instead to display abstract images.
Architectural fabrication firm Eventscape recently commissioned artist El Mac’s first Toronto mural for its facility adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway. Titled ‘To the Future,’ the 139-m2 (1,500-sf) piece depicts a face appearing to stare at traffic along the highway.