Artists are welcome to provide apply to one or both locations in their proposals:
Mural Location 1 - 1892 Eglinton Ave W
The Fairbank Village BIA will be looking for a bold and iconic design that captures the concept of diversity in relation to the local business community, taking stock of diverse cultures represented in the neighbourhood through a symbolic and rhythmic use of colour, shape and form. It is hoped that the outside mural will constantly be a reminder for commuters and the general public that Fairbank Village and the City of Toronto are welcoming and inclusive to all. The design must visualize well from a distance due the location of the artwork on the second story (red brick area).
Mural Location 2 - 2030 Eglinton ave w
The Fairbank Village BIA will be looking to create a colourful and bright addition to the Eglinton Streetscape. The design will create a dynamic piece of artwork for the community with a modern abstract style fused with a hint of inspiration from traditional Japanese art to create a bold and iconic design that will appeal to a diverse audience. With all the changes the community is undergoing there is a sense of wonder of how the sense of place of traditional cultures in this richly cultural area will fit into the modernization and changes to the community anticipated with the upcoming LRT project. The design itself while adding colour will also bring a sense of peace to the viewer in this visually juxtaposed and diverse area challenged by ongoing construction by tying in the artist’s modern interpretation water as a symbol of transformation, renewal and natural flow of life while alluding to a rich cultural history. It is hoped that the outside mural will constantly be a reminder for commuters and the general public that Fairbank Village and the City of Toronto are welcoming and inclusive to all.