Considered a landmark reference of the Dundas West neighbourhood, this piece set the landscape transformations almost a decade ago. Part of the Ortega collection, this huge mural has been awarded in many instances, last year it was one of the main features on the Toronto Transit Metro Pass cards (public fare cards).
The mural has transformed the city, its colours decorate the entire neighbourhood, providing citizens a reference point to meet, and also admire the majestic designs, a common stamp known in Ortegas’ works.
- Title: Dundas West
- Creation Date: 2013
- Address: 1547 Dundas St. West
- Artist: Jose Ortega
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Originally from Ecuador, Jose Ortega established himself as an illustrator in New York City, and now lives between Toronto, New York and Barcelona. The subject of numerous articles in international art and design journals, Jose’s previous art commissions include works for two NYC subway stations, the US and Ecuadorian postal services, Absolut, MTV, Apple Computers, Bloomingdale’s, Sony Music, Amnesty International and the New York Times. These projects have earned awards from the Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Print, Communication Arts and Graphis. In 2002 Jose co-founded Lula Lounge a live music venue in Toronto, showcasing a diverse line-up of upcoming and established artists that has become ground-zero of Toronto’s exploding world music scene.