Sunday, 22 June 2014

Toronto`s iconic rainbow tunnel mural

 re-post : ( on wish list for this summer  so do I  post it here ! ) 

October 2012 - This fall, Mural Routes had the opportunity to revitalize Toronto's iconic rainbow tunnel mural, located just south of Lawrence on the East side of the Don Valley Parkway, on the south entrance of the CN Rail Tunnel and part of the East Don Trail. Artists Rob Matejka and Anthony DeLacruz cleaned, scraped, primed and repainted the tunnel entrance so that this much-loved piece of Toronto's street art history remained strong and able to cheer up the many tired commuters on their dreary ride from the city.
With funding provided by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Dept who recognized the power of such an icon and the beautification of city trails, Mural Routes took on the rainbow re-vamp as well as a mural project to paint the inside of the tunnel. This will take place in Spring 2013, involving local youth from nearby Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services. In addition, participants of our Step x Step: Introduction to Mural Arts and the Leadership Training in Mural Making2013 will be able to be a part of the design and painting of the inside of the CN Rail Tunnel.

The original rainbow was painted by Berg Johnson many years ago. We have no way of contacting Berg, but would very much like him to share this news with him and acknowledge his part in creating such a visible icon for Toronto


Moccasin Trail Park
55 Green Belt Dr, Toronto, ON

GPS : 43.733079, -79.333188

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