The image of Toronto is changing and artists working across multiple media are actively contributing to the city's new public face and form. Today Toronto is dense, diverse, vibrant, and through the lens of public art, increasingly surreal.

Straight Flush (2009) by James Turrell, Located in the Bay Adelaide Centre. Photo by Matthew Monteith.

Straight Flush (2009) by James Turrell, Located in the Bay Adelaide Centre. Photo by Matthew Monteith.

The Artful City is a new platform to explore, admire, debate and contemplate public art throughout Toronto. Through a series of public programs and collaborative initiatives, The Artful City will nurture vital public art practices and influence policies supporting healthy and imaginative cities. This initiative will advance public art research as a tool for engagement and dialogue that works to foster a vibrant and inclusive civic commons.

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The Combination of Two (2003) by Matt Mullican, Located on Bremner Blvd . Photo by Matthew Monteith.

The Combination of Two (2003) by Matt Mullican, Located on Bremner Blvd . Photo by Matthew Monteith.

The Artful City strives to promote varied and inclusive practices and policies. To realize this change, we engage multiple communities - from students, to artists, developers, and architects - to sustain a dialogue around the role of public art in promoting equity and inclusion across Toronto's communities.  The Artful City is the convening force that will catalyze groups and practitioners to collaborate and take action.

Underpass Park (2015) by various artists, Located on River St. Photo by Matthew Monteith.

Underpass Park (2015) by various artists, Located on River St. Photo by Matthew Monteith.

For more information please contact us at: info@theartfulcity.org

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