Help create Toronto’s newest cultural landmark!
The award-winning public arts organization STEPS, responsible for the World’s Tallest Mural at Sherbourne and Wellesley is teaming up with Slate Asset Management, Councillor Josh Matlow’s Office, local community groups and internationally renowned artist PHLEGM to create a 12 storey mural at the heart of Toronto’s busy Yonge & St. Clair community, and we want you to be a part of it.
As owners and managers of several commercial buildings at this dynamic intersection, our major partner Slate will be hosting this new work at 1 St. Clair West as part of a wider campaign to foster a vibrant culture in the community and a commitment to revitalizing the neighbourhood. Known for its fantastical scenes, PHLEGM’s distinctive work can be found across the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, Tunisia, the United States and the Azores – and now along our own St. Clair West.
This iconic landmark seen by thousands per day will not only serve as Toronto’s newest cultural tourism destination, it will celebrate the unique character, history and geography that make St. Clair one of Toronto’s most desirable neighbourhoods, but not without the involvement of local residents and businesses!
Situated on the longest street in the world, Yonge and St. Clair, maintains a rich history with many influential personalities and thought leaders who have lived in the area, including, Marshall Mcluhan and Glen Gould. It is therefore fitting that the artist being brought in is himself a visionary, and is considered one of the world’s top 15 street artists” -Councillor Josh Matlow, Ward 22 St. Paul’s
PHLEGM’s sample works
With a strong mandate to build the capacity of local emerging artists, this is STEPS’ first international project and one they hope will foster cultural dialogue and attract global attention to the city’s homegrown street art scene. In addition to adding some much needed colour along this busy commercial strip, internationally acclaimed artist PHLEGM’s new work is expected to attract cultural tourism to the area.
Be a part of transforming this community into a cultural destination by sharing the following with us – and joining us for the unveiling in Summer 2016!