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Media Advisory: #StClairMural — 12 Storey Community Inspired Mural Set to Transform Yonge & St Clair in Summer 2016!

Continuing in their spirit of transforming our city streets, the award-winning public arts organization — STEPS — is thrilled to be invited to collaborate with internationally celebrated artist PHLEGM to produce Toronto’s newest public art landmark, a 12 storey mural at the heart of the city’s busy Yonge & St. Clair community. As owners and managers of… Read more »

Media Adv: Public Space ARTivism: Launch of Exhibit that Puts the Public Back Into Public Art (Thurs. Dec 3)

TORONTO, November 26th, 2015 – In collaboration with Toronto Public Library, the STEPS Initiative is excited to announce the launch of an art exhibit titled “Public Space ARTivism: Using art to connect people to public spaces” at the Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre on December 3rd 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Light refreshments will… Read more »

Media Advisory: Oben Flats & PATCH Launch Vacant Lot Animation w/ Local Residents

Toronto, September 22, 2015 –  Oben Flats & PATCH Launch Vacant Lot Animation w/ Local Residents WHEN: September 26th, 12:00- 4:00pm WHERE: 307 Sherbourne (on the corner of Gerrard and Sherbourne) VISUALS: live painting; action photos/videos of community members adding planning inspirations, as well as community painting. On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, Oben Flats in… Read more »

Media Advisory: Award-Winning Toronto Youth Unveil Eco Mural by Toronto’s First Cricket Field

TORONTO, September 15, 2015 – Local youth from Thorncliffe and Flemingdon communities, members of the Toronto Emerging ARTivists (TEA) – winners of Toronto Youth Cabinet’s Community Arts Award and NXTCity Prize – will unveil their newly created eco mural, facing the city’s first cricket field on the grounds of Valley Park Middle School. This environmentally-themed… Read more »

Media Advisory: Celebration Marks Unveiling of Reggae Lane – Toronto’s Newest Cultural Landmark

TORONTO, Sept 14, 2015 – On September 19th from 4 – 7 pm, Councillor Josh Colle, the STEPS Initiative, The Laneway Project, and local Reggae musicians will host the official unveiling of Reggae Lane: Toronto’s newest cultural landmark. This event will celebrate the completion of a 1,200 sq ft mural commemorating more than a dozen local… Read more »


PATCH SPRING 2015 CALL FOR ARTISTS DEADLINE: June 1st, 2015   The PATCH Project provides artists (like you!) with opportunities to exhibit their work in public – raising their profile while transforming Toronto’s streets. We partner with landowners and developers to showcase the work of local artists around construction sites and get them the exposure… Read more »

STEPS and Mural Routes announce the Public Art Learning Series

PALS – Public Art Learning Series Presented by Mural Routes in collaboration with The STEPS Initiative A learning series to better equip emerging and mid-career artists working in murals and public art in the GTA. Prepare yourself, your team, or your organization for summer 2015 projects! •Improve your skills knowledge by learning from Toronto-based public… Read more »

Media Advisory: Back to Nature:Toronto Joins 40 Cities Worldwide In Making Public Art!

TORONTO, June 4th, 2014 – The STEPS Initiative, the Toronto Emerging ARTivists (a youth-led arts collective) and Wallpeople – a global street art movement invite Torontonians to join in a celebration of the environment through art in this 100in1Day intervention, from 12-5pm on Saturday June 7th. Wallpeople is a global initiative that encourages community members… Read more »

Media Release: PATCH It Up! Regent Park Youth Transform Construction Site into Cultural Landmark

TORONTO, June 4th, 2014 – On Saturday, June 7th over 100 interventions will happen across Toronto that will activate public spaces and civically engage Torontonians. The PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project will be hosting a live painting event at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. This one-day project will showcase the PATCH Project’s unique… Read more »