VIBE Arts and Scarborough Town Centre (STC) celebrated Canada's 150th birthday with the unveiling of 60 murals painted by people age 9 to 29.
The students expressed their unique perspectives of Canada in the 4-by-6-foot murals.
"The 150+ murals represent the creative ability and leadership of 500 young Canadians, brought together to transform public space and inspire a nation through their collective art making," VIBE Arts Executive and Artistic Director Julie Frost said in a press release. "As muralists, youth are making new connections for themselves, their communities and country, while creating an impressive public art legacy."
The original murals were unveiled at STC and will be installed in Toronto subway stations through July and August. Reproductions will be on display at STC until July 3. The murals will also be featured on digital displays in 15 airports and on Pattison Outdoor billboards across the country.
"It's a great feeling to share this experience with so many others," Sault-Ste-Marie Urban Aboriginal School student Jacob Carter said. "Everyone put so much into the project. It's fantastic the way it's come together."
The young artists are from 30 community organizations scattered across the Canadian provinces and territories, including homeless shelters, schools and youth agencies.