Passage to Port Union mural highlights our rich local heritage
The Port Union Village section of the mural
During the summer of 2016, Centennial residents watched the evolution of a stunning new landmark in our neighbourhood. On September 8, 2016, Passage to Port Union, the Port Union-Rouge Park mural, was officially introduced to our community at a public celebration and ceremony.
Although the mural concept came from community consultation, design was carefully researched and crafted by lead artist Allan Bender at Blinc Studios. He spoke warmly about working at the Lawrence Avenue plaza and thanked the entire neighbourhood for a very pleasant and encouraging experience.
Passage to Port Union is a community art mural conceived by CCRA to define one of our public spaces with a meaningful story that informs residents about the importance of our community heritage and significance. The mural was designed and painted by Allan Bender with artists at Blinc Studios, project managed by Mural Routes, a Scarborough arts service organization, and supported by StreetARToronto, a City of Toronto program that aims to develop, support, promote, and increase awareness of street art.