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Toronto's Cultural Hotspot showcases emerging Scarborough artists

October 24, 2014           
 
Two upcoming Cultural Hotspot signature projects will highlight emerging Scarborough artists. One of the events will give youth artists and entrepreneurs a chance to win cash prizes.  

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City of Toronto flags at half mast to honour the fallen

October 23, 2014
 
At the request of the Mayor of Toronto, the Canadian flag will fly at half mast on official poles at Toronto City Hall, Metro Hall and Toronto's five civic centres in honour of Corporal Nathan Cirillo in Ottawa and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. Corporal Cirillo and Warrant Officer Vincent were members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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City of Toronto launches educational campaign for road safety

October 20, 2014                    
 
The City of Toronto is launching an educational safety campaign to encourage pedestrians, drivers and cyclists to be more aware of one another – especially now, with the approach of a season with reduced daylight hours.

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Historical mural unveiled in Scarborough today

October 21, 2014 
 
An outdoor mural was unveiled today in Toronto's Ward 35 by StreetARToronto (StART), Mural Routes and the Canadian artist Omen. 

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Scarborough gateway mural unveiled today

October 17, 2014
 
A striking new outdoor mural painted on the walls of the Kingston Road underpass at Danforth Avenue was unveiled today by project partners. 
 
The mural, which celebrates and honours Scarborough's natural environment, is a collaboration between two City of Toronto initiatives, StreetARToronto and  the Cultural Hotspot, working in conjunction with Mural Routes, the Birch Cliff community and mural artist Bill Wrigley.
 
Depicting the migration of birds and butterflies, the mural wraps around both sides of the underpass at Kingston Road and Danforth Avenue, welcoming residents and visitors to the Birch Cliff community with a vibrant visual display of the Scarborough Bluffs. The mural also features flora and fauna and the many grasses and plants that thrive in the region.
 
Launched in 2012, StART is an innovative public-private partnership designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its ability to beautify the city's visual landscape. StART's Underpass Program provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that make Toronto's underpasses more appealing and strengthens the sense of place, inclusion and belonging within communities.  
 
This western gateway mural is one of two gateway murals created as Cultural Hotspot Signature Projects. From May through October, the Cultural Hotspot program shines a spotlight on the arts, culture and community in south Scarborough. This City- and partner-produced initiative features a series of signature projects designed to inspire residents and visitors to discover the Hotspot neighbourhoods. 
 
More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/culturalhotspot. 
 
Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art. Its vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.
 
This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1rJ1LvB
 
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
 
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