Reggae Lane Crawl and Mural Unveiling

RL paint poster

We’re making progress in brightening up the neighbourhood! In partnership with the York Eglinton BIA, we have been successful in securing funding to add another mural, visible from Oakwood Avenue, with a new work of art that reflects the history and culture of Eglinton Ave W. Together with local artist Adrian Hayles, we will build on the success of the first ‘Reggae Legends’ mural near Eglinton at the East end of Reggae Lane. The project will complement our other efforts to revitalize the area by supporting the underground Eglinton Crosstown transit line, shutting down problem bars, promoting business and bringing new services to the area.

 

The aim of this new mural is to bring our community together, create links between Toronto’s Reggae history, and promote the array of unique local businesses on Eglinton Ave. W. The concept and design for the second mural stemmed from the Reggae Lane Master Plan developed by the Laneway Project in partnership with the Friends of Reggae Lane group and is being funded by the City of Toronto.

 

New Mural Location:

New Mural Location

How You Can Participate:

1. Choose a Concept Drawing
Please review the concept drawings and tell us which one you like most by filling out this 2 minute survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQDYCGF. Input on the concept drawing must be received by June 4th.

Reggae Lane mural 2

2. Community Consultation & Design Meeting – Wednesday June 8th
Businesses and community members are invited to view the final concept drawing and provide feedback on June 8th from 6 - 8 pm at the York Eglinton BIA Office. Please RSVP to Amanda Penrice in my office at apenrice@toronto.ca

3. SAVE THE DATE for this year’s Reggae Lane Crawl & Mural Unveiling July 16, 2016.

Hope to see you there,

Josh Colle

 

Update: 

Proposed mural by local artist Adrian Hayles. Please note this is not the final image, some content will be modified based on the communities request. 

Final Mural Drawing1

Reggae Lane Mural 2

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