DNA Landscape Mural

21 Don Roadway, Toronto, ON

For this mural, the artist Shawn Skeir employed a variation on his signature ‘DNA Landscape‘ style, employing a distinctive pattern made from overlayed rectangles that combine to create an image with an intriguing sense of depth. As you walk along the length of this mural, your eye is lead by the large and playful shapes and the interplay of colours and textures. This mural is meant to endlessly inspire new interpretations and to provide new moments of discovery.

This mural was painted by Shawn Skeir directly on hoarding panels as part of an initiative to activate the entrance into the new East Harbour development site. The artist participated in the East Harbour Open House in March 2019 with First Gulf by hosting an interactive live painting session and completing some of the mural production at the community event.

About Our Partner

First Gulf

First Gulf is an award-winning leader in the development of office, mixed-use, retail and industrial properties with developed assets of over $4 billion completed since the company’s inception in 1987. First Gulf is a fully integrated development company and is involved in all aspects of real estate development – from land acquisition and planning approvals to design-build, construction, leasing, financing and property management. To date, First Gulf has developed and constructed over 30 million square feet of office, retail, and industrial real estate, with another 18 million under development.

Part of the Great Gulf Group of Companies, First Gulf has established itself as one of Canada’s most innovative and diversified real estate development companies, managing over 4-million square feet of fully-operational buildings. With a continuous commitment to sustainability, First Gulf is dedicated to building to LEED® standards, having completed over 5 million square feet of LEED-certified office space in North America.


East Harbour

East Harbour is an ambitious commercial district currently under development on the eastern edge of downtown Toronto. With its own planned transit hub, it is just three kilometres and one future transit stop from Union Station. It is Canada’s largest planned commercial project, totalling 62 acres.

Once complete, the district will employ over 70,000 employees and welcome millions of visitors. The vibrant, animated and people-focused destination will create new office, institutional, retail, entertainment, restaurants, arts, cultural and open spaces leveraging the best of the city and powering it for future growth.

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