Mount Dennis

1151 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON

 

 

The STEPS Initiative has partnered with Crosslinx, lead artist Adrian Hayles alongside students from Archbishop Romero Secondary School to facilitate the creation of this 160 sq.ft. community mural on the construction hoarding surrounding the site of the future Mt. Dennis Eglinton Crosstown Station.

The work’s design reflects insights that were shared by local residents about their neighbourhood, including local landmarks and memories. The mural was created on site at the school, where students are participating in a series of capacity building workshops during which they’re able to engage with ideas of public space and inform the development a community artwork.

This playful piece features a high-contrast colour palette that plays with lettering and form to create the words “Mount Dennis” out of local landmarks and favourite public places—such as the Mount Dennis Library, Topham Pond, the Pearen Park rink—while adding in Crosslinx’s future addition to the Mount Dennis landscape.

This installation is part of a larger outdoor gallery STEPS has curated through its PATCH Project.