Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - A Love Letter to the Don River, New Eco-Art Murals

TORONTO, June 9, 2016 /CNW/ - New river-side murals inspired by the resilience of the Don. Explore the ecological challenges and opportunities faced in renewing our relationship with this urban watershed. // Sneak Peek: June 24th, 1:00 pm at Lower Don Trail x Mouth of the Don River //

Between June 20 and 25 eight artists will create new a south gate to the Lower Don Trail at the DVP / Gardiner ramps and at the Don Landing Rail Bridge. View new works in progress by artists including:

(Artists listed north to south)

The Don River site is part of a larger mural project titled 'A Love Letter to the Great Lakes.' This is the first fresh-water edition of the internationally nomadic 'Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans' created by the PangeaSeed Foundation. The project aims to celebrate the Great Lakes through art designed to beautify neighbourhoods and stimulate broader public awareness of the critical issues facing the Great Lakes – a source of 95% of North America's surface freshwater.

A Love Letter to the Great Lakes is organized by a grass-roots team of artists, volunteers and like-minded partners. Learn more here: http://loveletterprojects.com/team/  

Aiming to improve our connection to the water, the Don River site's financial supporters include the Toronto Foundation, Waterfront Toronto, and Transportation Services' StreetARToronto program. Led by Friends of the Pan Am Path's Art Relay Program, the site is a co-creation with Love Letter Projects, PangeaSeed Foundation, Surface Art / AMPLove, Andy + Ogla Melnyk, Osel Paints, Real Food for Real Kids and Corktown Residents and Business Association.

CALL TO ACTION
Interested members of the public are encouraged to sign-up for shoreline clean-up sessions here: https://trca.ca/become-watershed-champion/

PHOTO OP LOCATION & TIME
June 24th at 1:00pm 
DVP to Gardiner Ramps, Lower Don Trail
Major Intersection: Don Valley Roadway x Lakeshore Blvd East
Nearest St. Address: 586 Lake Shore Blvd East 
Parking: Villers Street
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/2XihYkkZBzs
Don Site Info: http://loveletterprojects.com/mouth-of-don-river/
Photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHskAqzcYx

VIEW ALL LOVE LETTERS & PANGEASEED MURAL SITES AT: LOVELETTERPROJECTS.COM

SOURCE Friends of the Pan Am Path

For further information: RSVP: James Meers, Friends of the Pan Am Path, james@panampath.org | +1 647 205 7898 http://www.mattepr.com/; SITE CONTACT: Devon Ostrom, ArtRelay, devon@panampath.org | +1 416 528 5747

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www.panampath.org

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