You’re Invited to Yorkville Murals

Bloor-Yorkville is proud to return as the official Community Partner for the third annual Yorkville Murals event. Taking place from September 24th-26th we invite you to explore the Bloor-Yorkville neighbourhood, while discovering one-of-a-kind murals and art installations. Bringing people together in a safe and responsible way, 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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This is an annual three-day initiative, celebrating contemporary muralism and public art. Adding to the beauty of our neighbourhood, Yorkville Murals helps to amplify our stunning streetscape and unique architecture.

This year, Bloor-Yorkville will be organized into various “Zones.” Each Zone features a different experience, whether its a large scale mural, a film screening, Romeo’s Gin Pop-Up Bar, or temporary art exhibit. To explore each of the art zones, please visit our Yorkville Murals event website where you can learn more and explore our event map.

To bring this experience to life, a number of renowned artists have been creating both temporary and more permanent installations throughout the summer.

2021 Artists:

Alfalfa: mural at Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road
Bacon: mural at Sassafraz Restaurant, 100 Cumberland St
Dalkhafine: mural at Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St West
Ghost Atelier: Night Projections light show at 92 Yorkville Ave
Jason Zante: Mural at the Four Seasons Hotel, 60 Yorkville Ave
Nina Chanel Abney: mural on Bellair Street as part of Café Artois
Stikki Peaches: works on display at Romeo’s Gin Gallery, 87 Yorkville Ave
Trevor Wheatley: mural at 99 Yorkville Ave

Yorkville Murals Block Party

You’re invited to the first official YVM Block Party. Taking place on the rooftop of the Cumberland Street Parkade (148 Cumberland Street) this open air event is free to the public and will feature music, art, food, and drinks. With reduced capacity in effect, RSVP’s must be sent to info@yorkvillemurals.com. 

Yorkville Avenue Street Closure

Yorkville Avenue will be pedestrian only during the following dates and times:

September 23 to 25
Evenings from: 7:00 pm to 2:00 am
September 26
12:00 noon to 2:00 am

There will be 5 moveable murals placed along Yorkville Avenue to correspond with the closure, adding vibrancy to the street. The artists designing the moveable murals include:

Julia Mercanti
Mony Zakhour
Bacon
Peppy Colours
Alan Ganev

We hope to see you out enjoying this exciting event. Please note that Public Health protocol must be followed at all times, including wearing face coverings indoors and maintaining physical distancing.