New Murals to be unveiled on Sheppard Avenue

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TORONTO – Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10 York Centre) will be joined on Thursday  by local arts organizations and community members to officially unveil new public art works.

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time:  2 to 4 p.m. (remarks at 3 p.m.)
Location:  700 Sheppard Ave. W.

These murals are the result of Connecting Community through Vibrant Streets, an interdisciplinary project that engaged nearly 80 community members of all ages in a series of workshops collecting stories and images of memories and visions for the community.

The new art installations reflect the past, present and future of the North York area. The mural creation process was led by Toronto multi-disciplinary artist Beth Dawson.(

Elizabeth Dawson is a Toronto-based Illustrator and Fine Artist. Pursuing her Bachelor of Design degree in the Illustration program at OCAD University. Her 8 years of experience in teaching children’s programs throughout numerous camps, community centres, and art galleries has informed the nostalgic qualities in her work and has further developed her artistic skills and artistic direction.

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The soft and faded qualities in Elizabeth’s work evokes the visual language of our memories and brings up notions of nostalgia to kindle the viewers’ fantasies. She combines realism and abstract forms with the use of delicate lines and pastel colour pallets.

This project was organized by the STEPS Initiative as part of the PATCH Project, an outdoor gallery exhibited on construction sites. More information is available a t

These murals were created in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot initiative, which celebrates the arts, culture, events, food and communities thriving throughout the city. – CINEWS

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