City of Toronto – StreetArt StreetARToronto (StART), is a suite of innovative programs that showcase, celebrate and support street, mural and graffiti artists throughout Toronto. StART programs and projects are rooted in a set of values that demonstrate the positive and powerful impacts of diversity and inclusion, foster community engagement and civic pride. The now over 1,000 murals throughout the entire city add colour and vitality to neighbourhoods, encourage active transportation, showcase Toronto artists and contribute to their skills development, mentor emerging talent, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business owners and operators, artists and arts organizations. StreetARToronto is an initiative of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division.
Shawn Micallef Shawn Micallef is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness, and The Trouble With Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure. He’s a columnist at the Toronto Star, co-founder of Spacing magazine and teaches at the University of Toronto.