The Toronto Mural Archive is a research project and touring informational exhibit, the first of its kind to survey the history of mural art in Toronto. Mural Routes has gathered articles, information and stories, taking time to reflect on the field of public mural art’s developments. The Toronto Mural Archive exhibit combines our research together to share ‘the story’ of murals in Toronto in a touring exhibit for the public. The exhibit is organized into three sections: the origins, motivations and future of murals in this city, and combines writing and images to highlight examples many of Toronto’s most pivotal mural projects. The archive provides context to both critically reflect and inspire the future mural art movement in Toronto.
Mural Routes is the only member-based not-for-profit arts service organization in Canada dedicated to the creation, development and promotion of public wall art. Our vision is to inspire the creation of extraordinary public wall art that serves as a catalyst for community building.
The Toronto Mural Archive is generously funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.