Underpass Project

I am very excited to announce the East End “Bridges to Art” Underpass Project.

This is a project I initiated in 2017 with the idea of painting a series of murals on the rail bridges in the Carlaw-Dundas area as part of the Carlaw Dundas Community Initiative.

The Carlaw-Dundas area is a former industrial area that has transformed into a hub of cultural and creative businesses and residents. As part of the larger initiative, a suite of public space improvement projects are being undertaken.

Heritage Toronto is also working on a unique heritage plaque district in the neighbourhood that highlights the industrial past of Leslieville and Ward 30. There will be nine heritage plaques focused on iconic buildings, businesses, people and moments in the history of the area. This will be the first district of its kind in Toronto!

The Underpass Project has now grown to include all nine rail bridges in Ward 30 from Eastern Ave to Coxwell Ave. This will also be the only project of its kind in the City which will be rolled out over a number of years.

In collaboration with StreetARToronto (StART), we are inviting community input to develop a unifying theme and an integrated approach for the mural installations. The first two underpasses that will be painted are Carlaw/Gerrard and Jones.

Locations of Railway Underpasses in Ward 30

Eastern Avenue

Queen St. East

Dundas St. East

Logan Avenue

Carlaw Avenue

Gerrard St. East

Jones Avenue

Greenwood Avenue

Coxwell Avenue