Downtown Milton Mural

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

Artist: Omar (Oms) Hopkinson and artist assistant Andrés Correa

Project Statement:

The Lead Artist on the project was Omar (Oms) Hopkinson who is based in Milton, and the Assistant Artist was Mississauga-based Andrés Correa. The new mural features the words ‘Downtown Milton’ in vibrant colours which are set over a map of Milton’s historic downtown. It showcases these themes:

  • M – Multiculturalism
  • I – Interest
  • L – Lifestyle
  • T – Timelessness (First Nations)
  • O – Old Milton
  • N – Nature
258 Main Street East, Milton, Ontario L9T 1P2, Canada
  • <p>Artist: Omar (Oms) Hopkinson</p><p>BIA: Downtown Milton</p><p>Photography: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mikestreeterphoto/?hl=en">Mike Streeter</a></p>
  • <p>Artist: Omar (Oms) Hopkinson</p><p>BIA: Downtown Milton</p><p>Photography: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mikestreeterphoto/?hl=en">Mike Streeter</a></p>
  • <p>Artist: Omar (Oms) Hopkinson</p><p>BIA: Downtown Milton</p><p>Photography: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mikestreeterphoto/?hl=en">Mike Streeter</a></p>
  • <p>Artist: Omar (Oms) Hopkinson</p><p>BIA: Downtown Milton</p><p>Photography: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mikestreeterphoto/?hl=en">Mike Streeter</a></p>

About the BIA: Founded in 1977, the Downtown Milton Business Improvement Area (DMBIA) is a local board that works to enhance our historic downtown community and promote it as a vibrant destination to shop, dine, visit and do business. With the support of the municipality, the DMBIA empowers property owners and business operators to join together and help the community thrive. Over 220 business operators and property owners are members of the DMBIA.

Thank you to our 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.