SLM BIA web

Market Gallery exhibit highlights how Toronto helped shape the maple leaf into a national symbol

July 22, 2017    

The City of Toronto's Market Gallery showcases how Toronto nurtured the maple leaf into an eternal expression of Canadian identity in a new exhibit, Maple Leaf Forever: Toronto's Take on a National Symbol.

From July 22 to November 25, this artifact-rich exhibit examines and illustrates Toronto's embrace of the maple leaf as an emblem, promoting it across the country and worldwide.

Read more: Market Gallery exhibit highlights how Toronto helped shape the maple leaf into a national symbol

Indigenous art concept by Tannis Nielsen selected for Lower Simcoe underpass

July 12, 2017

The City of Toronto announced today that artist Tannis Nielsen, of Métis, Anishnawbe and Danish ancestry, has been chosen to create artwork in the underpass for Lower Simcoe Street between Station Street and Bremner Boulevard.

Read more: Indigenous art concept by Tannis Nielsen selected for Lower Simcoe underpass

Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

July 12, 2017      

Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale), a long-time member of Toronto City Council, passed away on July 7 at the age of 71.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 25 at Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. In the interim, Deputy Mayor McConnell's family encourages everyone to commemorate her in a way that is meaningful to them.

Read more: Celebration of Life event planned to pay tribute to Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell

Parts of Dundas and Victoria Streets in downtown Toronto closed starting Monday for streetcar-track and road-resurfacing work

July 12, 2017

As a result of the City of Toronto's ongoing construction work on Dundas Street East, eastbound traffic will not be able to travel on Dundas Street between Bay and Church Streets from July 17 to September 16. The City is replacing the TTC streetcar tracks and will restore the road areas affected by earlier watermain construction along that part of Dundas Street. One lane of Dundas Street will always be kept open for westbound traffic.

Read more: Parts of Dundas and Victoria Streets in downtown Toronto closed starting Monday for...

Sister cities Toronto and Chicago partnering to create street art for Canada 150 and Year of Public Art

July 11, 2017

The City of Toronto and the City of Chicago are participating in a cultural exchange that will result in a street art project in both cities to commemorate Canada's 150th birthday and the "Year of Public Art" that is taking place in Chicago.

The joint initiative will involve a Chicago artist creating a piece of street art in Toronto while a Toronto artist does the same thing in Chicago. 

Read more: Sister cities Toronto and Chicago partnering to create street art for Canada 150 and Year of...