Inspired by ground-breaking projects in Berlin, Valparaiso, Brasilia and The Bronx, the Dundas West Public Museum builds on previous area beautification projects and defines our area as an open air museum that can be enjoyed by visitors and explored virtually through the website www.dundaswest.museum. Like all contemporary museums our visual art is enhanced by music, film and other performance based arts.
The initiative builds on mural art previously created in the Dundas West neighbourhood by both local BIAs, and by local and international street artists. These public art works have been included in many guided walking tours and help to promote sustainable and creative economic growth in the area.
Spearheaded by the international “Creativo Arts Collective” and the “Lula Music & Arts Centre”, and the many talented Artists’, as we’ll as the Little Portugal BIA, with support from the City of Toronto’s Economic Development department & the STARTs program the museum also has an online life through a website and a mobile app.
With the assistance of community partners, we share the art and history of our culturally diverse area with cultural/art tourists from around the corner and around the globe!