The City of Toronto's Graffiti Management Plan seeks to support graffiti art and other street art that adds vibrancy and artistry to our streets while balancing the need to eliminate graffiti vandalism which can have a detrimental impact on property owners and neighbourhoods.
Read more about the City's new Graffiti Plan.
The City of Toronto has launched the StreetARToronto (StART) Support Mural Program to assist private residential and commercial property owners who are experiencing repeated graffiti vandalism problems on their property
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Regularization for Art Mural/Graffiti Art under Municipal Code Chapter 485, Graffiti. Apply here
StreetARToronto or StART is a pro-active program that aims to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto, while counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities.
2015 StART Program Information and Networking Event
Join us on January 12, 2015 from 3 pm-7 pm at The Drake Underground, The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3) for 2015 program information and networking session. Presentation starts at 3:30 pm and staff will be on site until 7 pm to answer questions. Many thanks to the West Queen West BIA for sponsoring this event.
Presentation will begin at 3:30pm, however staff will be on site until 7pm to answer questions for those who can only come after work hours. The presentation will be made available on line following the event.
Also please note our 2015 Partnership Program Grant Application Deadline is Friday, March 13, 2015 at 4:30pm.
Additional drop in Q&A sessions will be hosted at the following locations and times:
Date & Time: Tuesday Jan 13, 2015; 4-6 pm
Venue: Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M9A 1A8; (416) 394-8113; Closest major intersection Dundas West and Islington Street. Located on south/east corner of Dundas Street West at Islington Street. TTC Bloor subway line to Islington station, take the northbound 37 bus, or walk north for 10 minutes on Islington Street to Dundas Street West. Parking Drive to the south-east corner of Islington Avenue and Dundas Street West – free parking is available off Montgomery Road.
Date & Time: Friday January 16, 2015; 4-6 pm
Venue: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9; 416-395-5535: Closest major intersection Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue. Located on west side of Yonge Street on the north side of Mel Lastman Square beside the North York Civic Centre. By TTC: North York Centre subway stop. Walk to library located in the mall. Parking: Paid-parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, paid parking lots in vicinity and underground.
Date & Time: Wednesday January 28; 4-6 pm
Venue: Cedarbrae Public Library, 545 Markham Road, Toronto, M1H 2A1; 416-396-8850 Closest major intersection Markham Road and Lawrence Ave. East. Located south of Lawrence Ave., on southeast corner of Markham Road and Greencrest Circuit, across from Canadian Tire in Cedarbrae Mall. By TTC: From Lawrence E. RT Station, take Lawrence #54 Bus east to Markham Road, walk south on Markham Road to the branch. From Warden Station, take Bus #102 to Markham Road and Lawrence Ave. East, walk south on Markham Road to the branch. Parking: Free - public parking lot off Greencrest Circuit.
StART's Partnership Program provides funding of up to $40,000 for projects which support the programs mission to revitalize and engage communities through street and mural art.
StART's Restoration and Education Program was created in the belief that arts based education is a meaningful tool to engage, support and inspire (at-risk) youth and young adults. Funding of up to $20,000 is available for projects that meet RE StARTs objectives.
This program is designed to use traffic light cabinet infrastructure as a city art endeavour and provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape.
StART UP's mission is to make our City's Underpasses safe, walkable and beautiful.
StART Support's Mural Program assists private property owners experience graffiti vandalism problems.
Looking for an artist? Visit our StreetARToronto Artist Directory!