Dundas Street West Open Air Museum Opening

Dundas Street West Open Air Museum Opening

Dundas Street West Open Air Museum Opening

You are invited to the launch of an exciting new community arts project supported by the Lula Music & Arts Centre and installed by the newly merged Little Portugal and Dundas West BIAs. The Dundas West Open Air Museum (DWM) is a collaboration of the international Creativo Arts Collective, the TDSB, Toronto Arts Council, City of Toronto’s Economic Development Department and StreetARToronto program. The project is the result of an exchange between Toronto-based and international street artists.

 

The DWM is an innovative open-air public museum, whose collection contains and build upon  on mural art previously created in the Dundas West neighbourhood by both local BIAs, and by Toronto 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.  The Museum also has the digital components of a website and a mobile app in development.  An extensive video library of the production of many of the murals will also be available on the Museum’s social media outlets.

The inauguration ceremony is presented by the Kontirennanoron traditional singers from the Six Nations territories. Along with the territorial acknowledgements, these women will present songs that pay tribute the history of the space we know today as Toronto, a meeting place on Turtle Island, Canada.

We extend the invitation to the entire community to participate in our public inauguration and celebration of the vibrant creative neighbourhood of Dundas West next Thursday June 13 at 1532 Dundas St. West at 6 PM.

For more information email: art@dundaswest.museum  

 

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You are invited to join us in celebrating an exciting new large-scale community mural in honour of the Portuguese community in Toronto.

We extend the invitation to the entire community to participate in our public inauguration and celebration of the vibrant creative neighbourhood of Little Portugal on Wednesday December 19 at 1357 Dundas St. West at 2pm.

The design of this mural brought together diverse members of the Little Portugal community to create a visual celebration of the contributions of the Portuguese community in Toronto.

The artwork, titled “Portuguese Fisherman”, depicts a traditional fisherman from the Nazaré region of Portugal.The mural project engaged youth from communities within the Dundas West Area in educational and mural painting workshops at Alexander Muir Public School, in which artists from Valparaíso had the opportunity to work with students and community members to explore the mural creation process.

Located at 1357 Dundas St. West, the mural was produced by Rodrigo Ardiles, and painted by international artist Pablo Gomez. This collaborative effort, another showpiece for the Dundas West Area, celebrates visual arts, and reinforces Toronto’s reputation as a centre of creativity and innovation – Diversity Our Strength!

This mural project is supported and funded by the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto Program, the Toronto Arts Council, the Canadian Embassy in Chile, the Chilean Consulate in Toronto, the Municipality of Valparaiso (First Nations Office), the Dundas West BIA, the Little Portugal BIA, the Lula Music and Arts Centre, Creativo Arts Collective, CASAT, TDSB, FilmInChile, the Memorial Museum of Chile and the “Valparaíso En Colores” NGO Initiative.

The initiative builds on mural art previously created in the Dundas West neighbourhood by both local BIAs. These public art works have been included in many guided walking tours and help to promote sustainable and creative economic growth in the area. The works will be become part of the collection of the Dundas West Museum, an innovative open air street Museum on Dundas West which will launch in early 2019. Spearheaded by Creativo Arts Collective, as well as the Dundas West and Little Portugal BIAs, with support from the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Department, the Museum will also have a digital component through a website and mobile app. Watch for further developments using the tag @dundaswest.museum.

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With much love and great fanfare, the Little Portugal Toronto Barcelos Rooster was unveiled at Lakeview Park, on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

A VIP event was held at 1200 Dundas St. W. where honoured dignitaries Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, José Manuel Carneiro Mendes, Consul General of Portugal in Toronto, Vitor Santos, President of The Barcelos Migrant Association, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, MP – York South-Weston and our own BIA Chair, AnaBela Taborda, brought greetings.

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With much love and great fanfare, the Little Portugal Toronto Barcelos Rooster was unveiled at Lakeview Park, on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

A VIP event was held at 1200 Dundas St. W. where honoured dignitaries Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, José Manuel Carneiro Mendes, Consul General of Portugal in Toronto, Vitor Santos, President of The Barcelos Migrant Association, the Honorable Ahmed Hussen, MP – York South-Weston and our own BIA Chair, AnaBela Taborda, brought greetings.

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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.

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