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Image by Herman Custodio
26 September 2021
Tour participants stand near 200 Wellesley Street East to view a 30-storey mural. In 2010, a 6-alarm fire on the 24th floor of this building forced the evacuation of over 1200 residents; seventeen people were injured. In 2013, youth from the community came together to transform the side of this building into the World’s Tallest Mural.
Depicting a phoenix rising from the ashes, the mural also features themes of diversity, accessibility, safety, happiness and other aspects of local culture weaved into its lower sections. It took over a year of collaboration to complete with community members, STEPS Public Art, and the artist Sean Martindale.
Events, Public Art, artwork, Art Installation
Tour participants, St. James Town tour, September 26, 2021. Image by Herman Custodio.