Yorkville Murals celebrates public art in Toronto

Annual three-day event celebrates contemporary muralism and public art.

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page.

Article content

It’s been a while since we’ve had something beautiful to enjoy but with weather improving and restrictions loosening up, the place to be in the city is Yorkville.

Yorkville Murals debuted a couple weeks back, giving the community something new to set their sights on.

Partnering up with local artists, not to mention local businesses, it allows for an immersive experience, whether you’re trying not to trip as you take in the stunning mural that spans 120 feet of Bellair St., or enjoying a double macchiato at Coco Espresso Bar, where owner Raffaele Bettalico told the Sun that the artwork creates a nice vibe and has also been good for business.

The giant floor mural called “Generally Speaking” was created by NYC artist Nina Chanel Abney and curated by Ashley McKenzie-Barnes. The message of the mural not only explores love and peace and unity, but also racism and violence.

The project hopes to inspire “sentiments of joy and hope” and asks passersby to “stop” for a moment of consideration.

Article content

Toronto’s Yorkville Murals, in partnership with ArtworxTO, is an annual three-day event that celebrates contemporary muralism and public art.

The self-guided experience takes place from Sept. 24-26, and will include artist installations, speaker panels, and movie screenings.

We apologize, but this video has failed to load.

“We’ve established Yorkville Murals as a highly-anticipated annual event that brings people together through public art and evokes positive emotion within the community.” said Alan Ganev, Director of Yorkville Murals and Taglialatella Galleries in a release. “It’s incredibly rewarding for us to have the opportunity to safely continue the festival this year and create vibrant new works and initiatives throughout the neighbourhood.”

Abney’s thought-provoking mural will remain through November.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
On Key

Related Posts


Russtrat world

USA on the eve of white revenge

MOSCOW, 30 Nov 2021, RUSSTRAT Institute. During the presidency of Donald Trump, so many rules and even taboos have been broken in the American establishment