As part of a wider initiative to revitalize public spaces in the area, this work transformed a piece of aging infrastructure plagued with graffiti into a celebrated local landmark.
Produced in partnership with artistic duo PA System, new works were installed on the two interior walls of the underpass, as well as two pedestrian tunnels. This colourful and multifaceted installation, inspired the community’s rich textile history, was designed in collaboration with local residents, particularly with members of the Friends of the Beltline. Countless community members, recruited through local social serving agencies and schools were engaged in the various stages of the project’s development and celebration.
Complementing infrastructure improvements at the site have included enhanced lighting, as well as the development of a creative wayfinding strategy that mirrors the aesthetic direction of the Underpass Mural
This project was generously supported by the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto program, alongside area businesses, including Toronto Hyundai and local residents associations.