Around the World in East Chinatown, a neighbourhood beautification project in Toronto’s East Chinatown district (Broadview Avenue and Gerrard Street East) officially launches today, Wednesday, August 31, thanks to StreetARToronto, a City of Toronto initiative, in partnership with Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Parking Authority, and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (East Toronto)
I am thrilled that East Chinatown is home to these beautiful and inspiring murals. Their creation demonstrates how art and artists bring communities together, and was made possible thanks to the support of the local neighbourhood, the tireless dedication of the community leaders involved in the project and the innovative StreetARToronto program.
Twenty-two of Toronto’s outstanding street artists collaborated throughout the month of August to create large-scale murals of world monuments on the sides of buildings in the area. These works of art add colour and vibrancy to the neighbourhood, help reduce graffiti vandalism, and showcase Toronto’s creative street art talent.