Media Advisory: Photo/Interview Opportunity - Urban Barn and Local Artists Take to Toronto Streets to Beautify Cityscape

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Ten Toronto artists have partnered with Canadian furniture retailer Urban Barn to create vibrant, original art on downtown Toronto traffic signal boxes. This is part of a larger city initiative, Outside the Box, which aims to combat graffiti and vandalism by improving the visual appearance of Toronto's urban landscape.

Following a successful first round of art installations in June of this year, the second instalment of artwork will take place beginning Monday, August 15, 2016, and will feature new, original artwork by an additional group of talented local artists.

Canvas versions of the artists' creations will also be featured in downtown Urban Barn locations in the coming weeks, with all ten pieces of art available available at an exclusive Urban Barn auction in September.


Live art installation on downtown Toronto traffic signal boxes


Local artists commissioned by Urban Barn and the City of Toronto


Monday, August 15, 2016 through Friday, August 19, 2016

Progression of final artwork can be seen throughout the five-day period


Parliament St. and Gerrard St. E.

Lakeshore Blvd. and Legion Rd.

Islington Ave. and Summitcrest Dr.

Bathurst St. and Adelaide St. W

Davenport Rd. and Dufferin St.

Lansdowne Ave. and Seaforth Ave.

Artists can speak to:

  • Embracing the industrial landscape as a blank canvas 
  • The importance of the Outside the Box initiative 
  • What they hope to accomplish from participating in this project


SOURCE Urban Barn

Image with caption: "Urban Barn (CNW Group/Urban Barn)". Image available at:

For further information: For more information and to coordinate on-site interviews, please contact: Emily Kett, elevator communications inc.,, office - 416.363.6444 ext. 226, cell - 647-909-6835

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