Summer 2018, Lakeshore Arts, in collaboration with a volunteer Advisory Committee, completed a large mural revitalization project of the Eighth Street skatepark in partnership with StreetARToronto, Toronto Police Service 22 Division, and Toronto Skateboarding Committee. Financial and promotional support provided by Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6. Located in the New Toronto neighbourhood, the Eighth Street Skatepark serves as a hub for skate enthusiasts and local residents. This project replaced the old tags and graffiti vandalism found within the park with a series of new murals created by professional artists in consultation with the community.
The project began in July 2017, with a short-term mural along the retaining wall facing Birmingham Street, created by local artist Luvsumone in collaboration with participants from Lakeshore Arts’ ARTiculate: Youth Leadership In the Arts program.
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