No stranger to the arts or art galleries, Bloor-Yorkville is excited to announce that Yorkville Murals is back for 2022! Bloor-Yorkville is proud to return as the official Community Partner for the third annual Yorkville Murals event. Taking place from August 20th-28th, we invite you to explore the neighbourhood, while discovering one-of-a-kind murals and art installations.
Bringing the community together, this cultural event celebrates contemporary public art and will include exciting initiatives such as a block party, on the rooftop of the Cumberland Parkade, pop-up art fairs, film screenings, and more.
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Yorkville Murals focuses on making Bloor-Yorkville a landmark neighbourhood, in Toronto, for contemporary muralism, and as a designated Tourist Destination, provides the perfect backdrop for those visiting our community. Adding to the beauty of our neighbourhood, Yorkville Murals helps amplify our stunning streetscape and unique architecture.
Over the last few seasons, Yorkville Murals brought in renowned artists such as Nina Chanel, Mr. Brainwash, Whatisadam, Ben Johnston, Jason Zante, & Dalkhafine.
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This year, new works include murals and art installations by Matt Gondek, Ben Johnston, Shelby and Sandy, Mikael B., Florence Solis, Sage Barnes, Fidia, and Jordan Sook, Sage Szkabarnicki-Stuart and Zoe Osborne. To bring this initiative to life, these artists have been creating both temporary and more permanent installations throughout the summer.
Yorkville Murals Community Events:
New this year is the Yorkville Avenue Road Closure initiative. Taking place over two weekends (August 20th-21st and August 27th-28th), Yorkville Avenue will be closed to traffic and transformed into a series of art activations, including a Stella Artois lounge with music, food, and drinks.
Additionally, the 99 Yorkville Courtyard will act as a hub, featuring seven different murals, the Woodford Lounge, an “artistic, fun, and playful” outdoor space where guests can enjoy cocktails, while admiring the artwork. There will also be an exclusive pop-up shop, at the back of Taglialatella Galleries, featuring Los Angeles-based artist, Matt Dondek’s line of toys, t-shirts, and prints.
Yorkville Murals Block Party
128 Cumberland St, Parkade
August 27, 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Of course, Yorkville Murals isn’t complete without their annual Block Party! Celebrate art and summer nights at this great community event. Taking place on the rooftop of the 148 Cumberland Street parkade, guests can enjoy views of Bloor-Yorkville while taking in art, music, and food.
There are a number of additional initiatives taking place, including art talks, and murals at the Four Seasons Hotel, W Hotel, and the Manulife Centre, as well as an art installation at Yorkville Village. To learn more about each of the events and artists, please visit the Yorkville Murals event page.
View images below from the previous Yorkville Murals events.
images c/o Yorkville murals