The Downtown Traffic Box Art Pilot Project is being led by the City of Brampton’s Cultural Services department with support from Public Works and Engineering. The pilot project seeks to explore placemaking through artistic activations of traffic and utility boxes at street corners throughout the city.
Project Type: Temporary Exhibit
Artist: Malachi Watson-Narcisse
This piece features a young man with a single piece of luggage. He finds himself in a new land, hopeful of a better life and a bright future.
“This piece was inspired by the large population of immigrants found in Brampton. It reflects the humble beginnings as well as the hopes and dreams of those who come to the city to start a new life… I hope my art makes our community more pleasant to be in. I hope my art helps the city of Brampton eventually create a new aesthetic identity. I hope my art being displayed inspires others artistically."
About the Partner
City of Brampton
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 75,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful.
The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency
The Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency is a unique organization incubating under the City of Brampton focused on growing, celebrating, advocating for and connecting the sector through the provision of a range of programs, services and resources. We are a key partner in delivering the City’s ambitious vision for arts, culture and creative industries as articulated in the City’s strategic vision and Culture Master Plan.
The Downtown Traffic Box Art Pilot Project is also supported by My Main Street funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.