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17 February 2017 19:06:00 Simcoe County-News (from

MIDLAND - Quest Art School and Gallery hosting mural painting as part of North Simcoe Canada 150 Mural Project. Full article on Help paint a mural celebrating Midland

Vice null Time17 February 2017 19:06:00


Paint tiles for Canada 150 Mosaic Mural in Burlington over long weekend

4.0543456 17 May 2017 22:03:20 Halton-News (from

BURLINGTON - Residents looking for plans this long weekend may want to head over to one of two painting days for the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural in Burlington.

Vice null Time17 May 2017 22:03:20

Mural painting project to help celebrate Penetanguishene

2.2148042 17 March 2017 20:03:50 Simcoe County-News (from

Painting sessions part of the North Simcoe Canada 150 Mural Project

Vice null Time17 March 2017 20:03:50

Fresh paint, murals proposed for Wasaga beachfront

1.4559721 18 February 2017 19:03:17 Simcoe County-News (from

WASAGA BEACH – Beachfront could undergo made-for-TV makeover.

Vice null Time18 February 2017 19:03:17

Ajax unveils mural to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday

1.4559721 25 January 2017 11:03:21 Durham Region-News (from

It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, or sesquicentennial, and Ajax is joining in the festivities. On Sunday, Jan. 22, the town unveiled a mural made of tiles painted by residents last year.

Vice null Time25 January 2017 11:03:21

Ajax unveiling mural to celebrate Canada's birthday

1.3548938 11 January 2017 11:02:55 Durham Region-News (from

A mural celebrating the country's 150th birthday is being unveiled on Jan. 22.

Vice null Time11 January 2017 11:02:55

New "We the North" mural in Glebe celebrates Toronto Raptors' playoff run

1.2133101 20 April 2016 22:13:22 Ottawa Citizen - News

The Ottawa Senators might not have made the NHL playoffs this year, but another Canadian sports team is bringing some post-season spirit to the city. Located at the corner of Bank Street and Third Avenue in the Glebe, a nine-meter high mural celebrating the Toronto Raptors' current playoff run is bringing a little bit of the 6 to the 613. Local graffiti artist Phil Laporte painted the mural, which took him about 10 to 12 hours to complete with around 30 cans of spray paint. It features a silhouette of what appears to be the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill, as well as the Raptors’ "We the North” slogan. A bright red maple leaf wearing sneakers completes the mural, topped off with Ottawa’s area and airport codes. The entire mural is done in blacks, greys, reds and whites – the Raptors' colours. Sites in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver were also commissioned by the Raptors for specially designed Raptors-themed murals. "Creating graffiti murals throughout Canada was not only the team’s way of building excitement for the playoffs, but also to thank and recognize the millions of basketball fans outside of Toronto that have supported the team through 21 seasons,” said Dave Freeman, head of brand at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment, in an email. "Toronto and basketball are deeply connected to graffiti so we knew it would be a fitting representation of the team and city,” said Freeman. The cities chosen for the murals were ones that have had ties to the Raptors in the past, said Freeman, such as having hosted a training camp or a preseason game. Each mural highlights different aspects of the Raptors' brand — from Toronto's skyline to a sneaker made to look like a dinosaur head. The murals were made to look similar to the style artists use when "tagging" a building, said Laporte. “The idea was to kind of (make it look) more like it was a piece on the street that someone did,” Laporte said. The design for Ottawa's mural was created by Marc Sirus and Cassandra Dickie, two Montreal-based artists Laporte has worked with before. “It definitely adds some more colour (to the neighbourhood)," Laporte said. Laporte has been doing graffiti for over 15 years, and has contributed to a number of other murals found across Ottawa, including one on Metcalfe Street at the Highway 417 underpass. Laporte said it's great the city is getting involved in more mural projects, especially within the Glebe. "I think it's awesome to really get a lot of these blank walls that the city spends tons of money buffing and getting rid of illegal graffiti. Why not spend the money once and do a nice mural? Plus you’re paying some up-and-coming artists and giving them exposure and everything, so I think it’s a great idea to do things like this.” According to Laporte, the mural will be up for about four weeks.

Vice null Time20 April 2016 22:13:22

Uxbridge’s Goodwood Public School students paint a mural to celebrate the Greenbelt

1.1613375 14 April 2016 12:10:37 Durham Region-News (from

UXBRIDGE -- With the help of artist Patricia Lynn Bowman Kingsley and the Friends of the Greenbelt, Goodwood Public School in Uxbridge has a little bit of the outside on the inside. From March 30 through April 1, Ms. Kingsley helped grades 3, 4

Vice null Time14 April 2016 12:10:37

Learn about acrylic painting at Quest workshop in Midland

1.1613375 13 February 2016 13:09:34 Simcoe County-News (from

MIDLAND – Quest Art School and Gallery is offering a two-day “Acrylic Expressions” workshop with Lois Green on Feb. 20 and 21. Expressive painting, design elements and colour theory will be covered. Painters of all levels are welcome to participat

Vice null Time13 February 2016 13:09:34

Mural celebrates Alliston’s rich agricultural roots

1.1613375 30 July 2015 12:09:19 Simcoe County-News (from

ALLISTON - A new mural is celebrating the area’s agricultural history.

Vice Alle News Time30 July 2015 12:09:19

Video: Westview Freedom Academy Students Paint Mural

1.0189745 30 May 2015 01:56:14 Windsor Star - News

Westview Freedom Academy students painted an exterior wall at Aaron’s Furniture on Tecumseh Road West Friday in a bid to combat graffiti with art.

Vice Alle News Time30 May 2015 01:56:14