Leslie Nymark Public Art Project

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Tridel worked with STEPS to facilitate a public art project in the Villaways / Leslie Nymark community. In March 2020, STEPS invited Ontario-based artists and artist collectives to submit proposals for an exterior public art installation to be completed within the revitalized Leslie Nymark community. Selected by a committee of residents and professional public artists, Toronto-based graffiti artist Jessey Pacho was awarded the exciting commission to create a new, large-scale public artwork designed collaboratively with Leslie Nymark residents beginning June 2021.

Project Type: Permanent Exhibit

Lead Artist: Jessey (Phade) Pacho
Collaborating Artists: Moises Frank and Alex Popelavski

Artist Statement: Strong and vibrant communities are built through collective pride, storytelling, and a shared goal of fostering a strong future. The Leslie Nymark Public Art Project offers a unique opportunity for residents of the revitalized Villaways community to work directly with a local artist and contribute to the content and design of new public artwork in their community, drawing on the past and shaping a vision for the future. Embedded within the public art process are numerous skill-building workshops and employment opportunities for residents that will leave a lasting legacy on the community for years to come.

  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
  • <p>Artwork</p><p>Artist:<a href="https://phade.art/pages/about"><u>Jessey (Phade) Pacho</u></a></p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/"><u>May Shi</u></a></p>
1 Okra Tomar Crescent, Toronto, Ontario M2J 2A8, Canada

The Leslie Nymark, Public Art Project, is produced in partnership with Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) and Tridel.