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: Mural
Project Statement: Artist Peru Dyer Jalea (PERU143), with assistance by Leyland Adams and visual documentation by Kyle Jarencio, created a mural for the new Willowdale BIA in Toronto’s North York. The community welcomed the new mural with celebrations with local businesses and Willowdale residents.
About the BIA:
The Willowdale BIA is formed by a group of volunteer Board of Directors who own or operate businesses in the Willowdale area. Our main area of focus is improving the local economy within the BIA area. The BIA Board of Directors acts as a liaison between local businesses and government, to express the interests of businesses and have an impact on policies made with respect to the Willowdale area.
Thank you to our additional supporters! I HeART Main Street is presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.