Winter Woodland Window Murals

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: Wenting Li

Artist Statement: The activations feature imagery of animals gathering together for a journey through winter across the storefront windows of Bloor West Village’s local businesses. A fox, squirrel, rabbit, mouse, raccoon, owl, llama and swallow all journey together through the magic of this winter season, leading to warm gatherings with friends and neighbours.

Cinnaholic Vegan Bakery

2190 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N3, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Shakeys Sports Bar & Grill

2255 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1N8, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Coffee Boutique

2285 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P1, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Beauty Supply Outlet

2293 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P1, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Ruffins Pet Centres

2299 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P1, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Lemon and Lavender

2344 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P3, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

Brydens

2455 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1P7, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

The Repair Station

256 Durie Street, Toronto, Ontario M6S 3G3, Canada
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Winter Woodland</p><p>Artist: <a href="http://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/bareket-kezwer/">W</a><a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/wenting-li/">enting Li</a></p><p>BIA: Bloor West Village BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="http://www.shotbyselina.com/">M</a><a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/?hl=en">ay Shi</a></p>

About the BIA: The Bloor West Village BIA was established in the 1970’s and was one of the first BIAs. Today, it is widely recognized as Toronto’s number one neighbourhood, especially for families and youth. The neighborhood features a mix of boutiques, retail stores, restaurants, bakeries, unique architecture and design, parkettes and a lot of greenery.

Thank you to our additional supporters!

I HeART Main Street is generously supported by Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.