City of Toronto celebrates art and community along Aga Khan Boulevard

mural along Aga Khan Boulevard

Last week a community celebration of pluralism, connection and cross-cultural understanding was held to signal that all are welcome on the recently renamed Aga Khan Boulevard. New community art features and their meanings by Toronto artist Javid Jah were also revealed.

The celebration, curated by Elder Whabagoon and Cat Curran, featured Indigenous, Ismaili and Japanese Artists. A mural that explains the vision behind Jah’s new local art installations along Aga Khan Boulevard, between Don Mills Road and the east side of the Don Valley Parkway overpass, was projected onto the outer wall of the Aga Khan Museum.

The temporary projected mural will also be visible on October 7 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Aga Khan Park, 77 Wynford Dr.

The new local art installations were selected by a committee and the public following a competitive process managed by the City’s StreetARToronto initiative. The final integrated design concept, submitted by Jah, will be used on banners, crosswalks, traffic signal boxes, and the temporary mural projection. These artistic enhancements will transform the roadway into a celebrated community feature.

The community celebration and art installations along Aga Khan Boulevard collaborate with the City of Toronto; Aga Khan Foundation; Ismaili Centre, Toronto; Aga Khan Park and the Aga Khan Museum.

More information about the community celebration event, curators, and artist is available on the Aga Khan Museum’s webpage:

SOURCE City of Toronto

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