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Camera: Florin Zamfirescu. Editing: Elena Dumitru.

Article 16 – Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and have a family.


"The idea of expanding on "what is family" in a huge public space was really important". Shira Spector, Arts Etobicoke

 

Visit the Article 16 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera: Florin Zamfirescu. Editing: Elena Dumitru.

Article 12 – No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.


"You are all creating something that you can look back on in a couple of years and be like wow! we’ve made that! and it was really fun and a great experience for me". Shayna Shawongonabe, Youth Artist

 

Visit the Article 12 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

ARTICLE 6 – Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

In the words of Harold Tomlinson, Facilitator - Creative Village Studio “…we’ve had a number of consultations with members of the community on process for the mural and what the imagery will be…on what they would like to see…on what Article 6 means for them and the community…”

 

You can visit the Article 6 mural page and see the photo gallery

Camera: Jessica Dymond. Editing: Jessica Dymond.

ARTICLE 26 – The City of Toronto's Recipe for Community in partnership with Art City, UforChange and Medallion Corporation

In the words of the Lead Artist, Jim Bravo: "is going to have a pretty fantastic visual impact...it is going to attract people to the park because of its size and because of its content"

 

Visit the Article 26 mural page for more information and check the photo gallery

Camera: Florin Zamfirescu. Editing: Elena Dumitru.

Article 15 – Working Women Community Centre


"Our team picked [article 15] because it's an article that is about the right to nationality, which our youth felt was extremely important. Important in their context and important in the Canadian context." ~ Diana Katgara, Community Engagement Coordinator.

 

Visit the Article 15 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera: Florin Zamfirescu. Editing: Elena Dumitru.

Article 3 – Working Women Community Centre


"The main concept [of the mural] is dreams and aspirations. We wanted to showcase the importance of family, so we have the woman represented, the male and the child. Also, education is a very big part of the mural, [as well as] music and art and achieving your dreams. I feel like when people walk past this [mural] it will inspire them." ~ Sesley Aidoo, Youth Artist.

 

Visit the Article 3 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera/Editing: Joel Shecter.

Article 13 – Arts Etobicoke


"We wanted to bring something contemporary that expressed a little bit about the makeup the community that lives here now… lots of new Canadians. We hope that [the mural] speaks to the experience of new Canadians who are very much aware of movement across borders and how easy or hard that is." ~ Louise Garfield, Executive DIrector, Arts Etobicoke.

 

Visit the Article 13 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera/Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 2 – Mural Routes


"
We have not reached the ideal yet… [in the Article 2 mural] we chose to depict the path to the destination of where we want to be – the path to a true sense of community, harmony, people working together, and [people] having equal freedoms and rights. " ~ Rob Matejka, Lead Artist.

 

Visit the Article 2 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera/Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 18 – Rita Rayman


"I chose [Article 18] because I believe it reflects a spirit of compassion and the concept of recognizing the inherit equality of all the wondrous variety that make up the human family."
~ Rita Ryman, Mixed-Media Artist.

 

Visit the Article 18 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera/Editing: Joel Shecter.

Article 20 – Working Women Community Centre


"[Human rights] are inalienable [and] inherent in all human beings, and they must be safe guarded from people who would like to take them away."
~ Fozi Ahmed, Youth Artist and Lead Project Assistant.

 

Visit the Article 20 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos. You can also see the video on YouTube.

Camera: Catherine Howe. Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 19 – Working Women Community Centre


Human rights [are] something that need to be expressed on a daily basis... and art is a form of language that can communicate across different barriers."
~ Lindsay Renner, Assistant Lead Coordinator.

 

In this video, watch the Article 19 mural come to life, as the artists talk about communicating issues of human rights to communities through the power of art. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 19 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera: Joel Shecter. Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 27 – YOUTHLINK


"You might think that you can't make a change without having a lot of money or [resources]... but doing something as simple and fun as [creating] a mural makes a whole lot of difference."
~ Manar Hossain, youth artist.

 

In this video, watch the Article 27 mural come to life, as the artists share their thoughts about being involved in this project. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 27 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera: Oscar Ordonez. Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 25 – Ralph Thornton Community Centre


"We all share a global responsibility... if we see a problem in the world, [do not] add to that problem with our indifference or silence."
~ youth artist.

 

In this video, watch the Article 25 mural come to life, as the artists are interviewed about their inspirations and motivations behind this creation. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 25 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera/Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 28 – Mural Routes


"I had never heard of [the UDHR] before. But now I know what it is... The fact that I didn't know about it troubles me, because that means other people don't know about it as well." ~ Tristan Joseph, youth artist.

 

In this video, watch the Article 28 mural come to life, as the artists talk about the impact this project has had on them. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 28 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera: Oscar Ordonez. Editing: Florin Zamfirescu.

Article 24 – POR AMOR in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough


"One person has the potential to change the world. If we all took that responsibility, then we could change the world." ~ Tanika Riley, Co-founder, Por Amor.

 

In this video, watch the Article 24 mural come to life, as the artists talk about what their mural means to the residents of the Kingston Galloway community. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 24 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera/Editing: Joel Shecter.

Article 7 – The Fine Arts Studio Program of The Centre for Creative Communications, Centennial College and Mural Routes


"My message to the world... is to stop and think about others. Put yourself in their place. Just for a moment, reach out and do something for somebody else." ~ Karin Eaton, Mural Routes.

 

In this video, watch the Article 7 mural come to life, as the artists share their thoughts on the mural concept, art, and human rights. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 7 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. Also, see the gallery for behind-the-scenes photos.

Camera/Editing: Joel Shecter, Catherine Howe.

Article 29 – Mural Unveiling


Witness the unveiling of the FIRST MURAL of Project: Urban Canvas. Hosted by Family Residence, this event was enjoyed by many from the community. Guests were treated to face painting, live entertainment, and a barbecue. The colourful mural, created by Harbourfront Community Centre, was greeted by cheers when it was uncovered.

 

You can also see the video on YouTube.

Visit the photo gallery for event photos and a behind-the-scenes look at the mural artists at work.

Camera/Editing: Joel Shecter, Catherine Howe.

Article 29 – Harbourfront Community Centre


This video, directed by Joel Shecter and Catherine Howe, takes us behind-the-scenes of the Article 29 mural production. Also featured are interviews with the artists from the Harbourfront Community Centre Mural Program. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Visit the Article 29 mural page for more information about the artists and mural host. See the photo gallery for behind-the-scenes photos of the mural artists at work.

Camera/Editing: Catherine Howe.

Project: Urban Canvas Introduction


This is the first of many short videos that will chronicle Project: Urban Canvas. You can also see the video on YouTube.


Please visit our project page to find out more about Project: Urban Canvas.

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