1220 Dundas St. W

1220 Dundas St. W

1220 Dundas St. W
Dollarama Mural
This mural represents the large community of Portuguese people and businesses that reside within the Little Portugal Area. It also represents a merging of the youth within the community, as graffiti art is considered a relatively new art form created by predominantly youth.
Artwork Information
  • Title: Dollorama Mural
  • Creation Date: 2017
  • Address: 1220 Dundas St. W
  • Artist: SADAR w/ BACON and POSER

ABOUT THE ARTIST


SADAR w/ BACON and POSER
Blaze “SADAR” Wiradharma is an OCADU Graduate with a BDES in Illustration. After living in Singapore for the last two years,  he has returned to Toronto to continue freelancing as a Mural / Graffiti Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer. In his early beginnings, his interest in visual communication was sparked by graffiti and street art. These forms influenced him heavily, his style reflecting the vibrant and often bold nature of urban art. This also encouraged the development of letters, calligraphy & characters which are a large part of his work.
Blaze takes inspiration from all facets of his own life experiences, and strives to create imagery which reflects lessons that he has learned along with social commentary. Utilising spray paint and exterior latex to create his exterior and interior work, he believes that large mural artwork in the public sphere has a responsibility to create questions in the viewers mind and encourage critical thinking.

This artwork is proudly hosted by Dollarama1220 Dundas St  West.

Hosts ensure a long life to the artworks by acting as their custodians. If you would like to know more about the Dundas West Open Air Museum hosts program then please contact us at hosts@dundaswest.museum

1375 Dundas St. W

1375 Dundas St. W

1375 Dundas St. W
Dying Ocean

The Essencia Arts Collective believes that art can be a tool for social change and community empowerment. With members from across six continents, Essencia expresses itself from a unique and global perspective. Having over 10 years experience working in diverse communities around the world, the collective has run artistic projects with youth, first nations, refugees, immigrants, prison inmates, galleries, and festivals. Essencia encourages artistic storytelling, and expresses itself through muralism, street art, graffiti, graphic design, photography, video, music, poetry, dance and love!

By focusing on the four elements (Earth, Fire, Water, Air) and the four cardinal directions, Essencia aims to pay homage to Mother Earth, and to encourage balance, unity, and love.

Artwork Information
  • Title: Dying Ocaen
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Address: 1375 Dundas St. W
  • Artist: Essencia Collective

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Essencia Collective

“We believe that artistic expression is our strongest tool, and that it can be used as a catalyst for expression and as a forum for dialogue. We can then begin to focus on important global and local issues of our societies, and celebrate cultural and artistic diversity.”

essenciartcollective.com/

This artwork is proudly hosted by Mezu Restaurant1375 Dundas St  West.

Hosts ensure a long life to the artworks by acting as their custodians. If you would like to know more about the Dundas West Open Air Museum hosts program then please contact us at hosts@dundaswest.museum

Dundas West Museum Laneway

Dundas West Museum Laneway

Dundas West Museum Laneway
Portrait

Located at the north laneway behind Dundas St. West, between Dufferin St. and Gladstone Ave. lies a beautiful grayscale portrait of a women smoking. The drip technique can be observed in this artwork, as the gracious expressions are elegantly placed in the composition.

Our community is blessed to have such great talent present. We thank the artist for his inspiration and art.

Artwork Information
  • Title: Portrait
  • Address: Dundas West Museum Laneway
  • Artist: Valmor
ABOUT THE ARTIST


Valmor

Valmor

2 Federal Lane

2 Federal Lane

2 Federal Lane
Untitled

Commissioned art work created in 2017 for the building located at 2 Federal Lane. More info to come about this piece, created by emerging latin american artist Moises AKA Luvsumone.

You can check out more of his recent art pieces at: http://www.instagram.com/luvsumone/

Artwork Information
ABOUT THE ARTIST


Luvsumone

Moises AKA Luvsumone.

Boland Laneway

Boland Laneway

Boland Laneway
Untitled

An original classic drawing located in the most inconspicuous location, the Boland Laneway.

By the observation of the elements that accompany the portrait, we can calculate its creation back to the 1980s.

Artwork Information
  • Title: Dundas West
  • Creation Date: 2013
  • Address: Roland Lane
  • Artist: Jose Ortega

ABOUT THE ARTIST


Unknown

Do you know who created this artwork? Get in touch: info@dundaswest.museum

1585 Dundas St W

1585 Dundas St W

1585 Dundas St W
Lula Lane

A collection of great pieces of artwork created by many collectives, an effort to colourize the laneways and attract visitors to these special corners of the City.

Artwork Information