The Butterfly Lady of the Lake Banners

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: Yasaman Mehrsa

Artist Statement: This artwork explores the welcoming shore with positive vibes and encouraging energy. The Butterfly Lady sits in harmony among the natural plant and animal life of Lake Ontario while coexisting with the humans dwelling on its shores. She represents the spirit of inclusivity, comfort and balance within the diverse ecosystem of Toronto's lakeshore.

Yasaman's work were also displayed at 2877 and 3041 Lakeshore Blvd W.

2796 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, Ontario M8V 1H5, Canada
  • <p>Artwork (rendering)</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p>
  • <p>The Butterfly Lady Of The Lake</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>The Butterfly Lady Of The Lake</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>The Butterfly Lady Of The Lake</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>The Butterfly Lady Of The Lake</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>
  • <p>The Butterfly Lady Of The Lake</p><p>Artist: Yasaman Mehrsa</p><p>BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shotbyselina/?hl=en">Selina McCallum</a></p>

About the BIA: Lakeshore Village BIA is made up of business and building owners, as well as community members involved in working committees for events and festivals. In the Heart of New Toronto, Lakeshore Village offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and services to keep the community healthy!

Thank you to our additional supporters!

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.