Downsview Park Station Murals (Safe Flight Home)

Safe Flight Home is a community-based public art project in partnerships with FLAP Canada, that began in 2020 through intergenerational engagement with free participatory arts workshops, resulting in a public art exhibition across North York.

Project Type: Temporary Exhibit

Artist: Fatspatrol

Community Participants: Angela Walcott | Ashley Beerda | Camila Wong | Emma Wang | Jenneen Beattie | Jiya Patel | Maggie Lau | Maryam Zmajin | Opola Karim | Ray Vidal | Reia Tariq | Sarah Major | Sharon Kawabata | Tanika Johnny-Gauntts | Yasaman Mehrsa | Sabrina Dziarski

Artist Statement: The project speaks about freedon of movement, resilience, vulnerability, and hope within the context of our experience over the last year whilst putting a spotlight on the impact of human intervention on the natural world; the project in many ways helped contextualize and process our current human situation. We covered a lot through a single beautiful symbol - the bird.

Downsview Park Subway Station, 1245 Sheppard Ave W, Toronto, Ontario M3K 2C1, Canada
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Safe Flight Home </p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/fatspatrol/">Fatspatrol</a></p><p>Location: Downsview Park </p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>

Thank you to our additional supporters! A City of Toronto Cultural Hotspot Signature Project and as part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021 – 2022, Safe Flight Home was made possible with the support of Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), TD Canada Trust, Ontario Arts Council, funding provided by the Government of Ontario, Councillor James Pasternak, and Councillor Anthony Perruzza.

About FLAP Canada: Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada is a registered Canadian charity widely recognized as the pre-eminent authority on the bird-building collision issue. For almost 30 years, FLAP Canada has engaged millions of people with dozens of campaigns and initiatives with one goal: keep birds safe from deadly collisions with buildings.