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Call for Artists: Public Art Mural “Thank You Frontline Workers!”

Are you a visual artist or do you know one looking to make a mark in the public realm? 

With the support of the City of Toronto and BIA Office, Lakeshore Village BIA is looking for a mural artist for their project “Thank You Frontline Workers!” to be installed fall of 2021


This is an open, Toronto-wide competition for an artist able to execute a large-scale outdoor wall mural.

The Lakeshore Village BIA Board will select an artist to plan and execute a mural at 3001 Lake Shore Blvd. West.  Submissions must take into consideration a budget of $5000 for the planning and execution of the mural, including unveiling event in coordination with the BIA.

The 2021 mural theme is “Thank You Frontline Workers!”. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, heroes like medical staff and essential workers were at the forefront of keeping the community at large safe and healthy.  This mural should be a tribute to them and include the Canadian Flag, City of Toronto Flag and City of Toronto logo.

Eligibility:  Open to any Toronto based professional artists with a connection to Lakeshore Blvd. W and Lakeshore Village.

Project Description:  The mural should represent a call out to the Frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Including medical and emergency staff and essential workers like grocery store, restaurant, retail staff who have continued to work tirelessly throughout the pandemic.


June 1 Submissions Open

July 31 Submissions Close

August 1-31 Artist Development Period with consultation from the BIA

September 1- October 1 Mural Installation

October TBD – Unveiling Event (Based on Public Health Guidelines)

Artists are requested to provide the following:

  • Statement of interest: 200 words that includes any information that may be relevant to your relationship to Lakeshore Blvd W or Lakeshore Village, or to the theme of the project.
  • Resume or short biography that includes any experience with art in the public realm or large-scale murals.
  • Visual support materials of 3 works past and present.

Submissions can be sent to Attn: 2021 Mural. All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST, July 31, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

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