This video presents “Why Street Art?: StreetARToronto, Inspiring Neighbourhoods One Wall At A Time” in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- “StART invited artists, community leaders, and business owners to discuss why street art is important and helping to transform Toronto.
- StreetARToronto or StART is a new, pro-active program that aims to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its indispensable role in adding beauty and character to neighbourhoods across Toronto, while counteracting graffiti vandalism and its harmful effect on communities.“
The Public and Businesses Can Connect Easily with Street Artists Via StreetARToronto (StART)
- This is an update to my previous blog Toronto Alert: Poster on Public Property Bylaw, Downsview Station Closed June 29, TTC Ride Guide Photo Contest by July 4 at 11:59 p.m.
As part of the City’s Clean Toronto Together campaign to keep Toronto streets clean and free of litter, posters and graffiti vandalism, StreetArt Toronto (StART) initiative will counteract the latter via “developing, supporting, promoting and increasing awareness of street art and its role to add beauty and character to neighbourhoods across the city.”
Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed for public spaces.
City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 485, Graffiti allows for regularization of an art mural or graffiti art when it is installed with the property owner’s permission, adheres to community character and standards, and aesthetically enhances the surface that it covers.
- The City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto (StART) Artist Directory is a database of artists specializing in large and small street art.
- StreetARToronto (StART) Artist Directory is now available to connect businesses and private property owners with more than 30 artists.
Read more of Toronto: StART (StreetARToronto) Directory + Queen St. & York St. Closures June 29-July 16, 2013