Ours to Taste, Puppucino Season, Suite Luxury 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: Yen Linh Thai

Artist Statement: ‘Ours to Taste’ is inspired by the delectable pastries that Gouter has to offer. ‘Puppucino Season’ pays homage to the inspiration for Isle of Coffee’s name- Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs and has a whimsical collection of little pups cozying up with their coffee cups to ring in the holiday season. ‘Suite Luxury’ features a selection of the delicious treats that visitors experience during their stay and is inspired by Hotel Gelato's origins.

Gouter

300 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M4R 1B2, Canada
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>

Isle of Coffee

Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M6N 4E2, Canada
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>

Hotel Gelato

532 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario M5N 1B4, Canada
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>
  • <p>Window Murals</p><p>Artist: <a href="https://stepspublicart.org/artist-roster/yen-linh-thai/">Yen Linh Thai</a></p><p>The Eglinton Way BIA</p><p>Photographer: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/mayshi.jpg/">May Shi</a></p>

About the BIA: “The Way to spend a perfect day!”

The Eglinton Way BIA is the perfect place to shop, stroll, browse, eat, and get pampered with its multiple stores, services and eateries. The area is considered one of Toronto’s most fashionable shopping districts and features a myriad of boutiques offering designer and artisanal wares. Shopping local is a concept important to The Eglinton Way BIA, and the local businesses contribute to the neighbourhood’s unique spirit.

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.