This project is part of I HeART Main Street, a program supporting Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) with the support they need to activate their main streets through public art and placemaking. This program engages BIAs, local artists and businesses across Ontario to create more vibrant and safe communities.
Project Type: Temporary Exhibit
Artist: Marie-Judith Jean-Louis
Artist Statement: When artist MJ thinks of what pollinators might see, flying from one colourful flower to another, she imagines them surrounded by streams of bright colours. In this design are the silhouettes of various local pollinating flowers, floating pollens, bees and butterflies, all part of this beautiful cycle of life.
About the BIA: Together with the businesses of Clarkson Village, our BIA is pursuing the vision of becoming a place where people choose to spend their time because of our excellent businesses, beautiful neighbourhood, village identity and strong sense of community. Our business community consists of a wide range of restaurants, retail and services, and also includes an impressive number of niche businesses that attract people from across the GTA and beyond.
I HeART Main Street, presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and ShowLoveTO produced by the City of Toronto, is generously supported by the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, funding provided by the Government of Ontario, and Ontario Trillium Foundation for activations in Peel Region.