StreetARToronto 2016 Program Information Session


The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) program is embarking on its 5th year! StART is a proactive program that aims to support, and increase awareness of street art throughout the city. StART's mission is to see Toronto as a 'living work of art' by creating partnerships (between the City, residents, businesses, and the creative community), reducing graffiti vandalism, encouraging civic discussion about public art, using art to foster place making, and providing grants, materials, and mentorship opportunities.

StART will be holding the following 4 information sessions highlighting what to expect for this year's programs (updated guidelines, deadlines, etc.):

Downtown Toronto
Monday, January 18, 2016 from 3:30-6 pm
Location: The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3)

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 4-6 pm
Location: Y+ contemporary (1345 Morningside Ave, Unit 15, Toronto ON M1B 5K3)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 3-5 pm
Location: Arts Etobicoke (4893A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9A 1B5)

North York
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 3-5 pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8)

If you are an artist or non-profit arts/community organization interested in creating street art projects in the city, this is the time to learn more! Help spread the word and get involved in StART's exciting 2016 opportunities!

Please RSVP to an information session (specifying the session you will be attending) by email to

More information about StART is available at:





Request for Expression of Interest: The Douro Street Art Project

StreetARToronto and Metrolinx: Douro Street Art Project

DEADLINE: Monday, May 26 at 4:30pm

Call Summary
The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) program has partnered with Metrolinx to hold an open public art competition to create an outdoor art mural project to be installed along two stretches of retaining wall built to provide support for the lowered rail corridor along Douro Street.
StART invites Expressions of Interest from artists to submit proposals for wall art that will celebrate the unique and diverse character of the neighborhood and be maintained for a minimum of five years. Work is to begin in July, 2014 and must be completed by September 26, 2014.

The purpose of the Expression of Interest is to gather a list of artists or artist collaborations who will be short-listed based on relevant professional credentials and preliminary design concepts. Short-listed applicants will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal. At the final stage of the selection process, proposals will be reviewed and artists will be recommended for the project.

Application Deadline Monday May 26, 2014 at 4:30pm
Total Project Budget: up to $40,000

Application Deadline: May 26, 2014 @ 4:30pm
Download the application package:

Duoro Street Art Project (PDF)
For further information or general questions please contact Lilie Zendel, Project Manager at (416) 392-0855; or Carolyn Taylor at (416) 570-1613