Liberty Village silos

Toronto neighbourhood just got some brand new street art

A series of abandoned industrial silos in downtown Toronto have now been fully transformed into beacons of art and community.

Check out the new and improved South Liberty Trail.

South Liberty TrailEarlier this year, Mural Routes announced that four street artists had been chosen to work on a large-scale public arts initiative in Liberty Village.

liberty silosThe project, made possible through the city's StreetARToronto Partnership Program, involved turning several 30 to 40-foot-tall silos and grain hoppers into "monumental and highly-visible murals" that could be seen from the Gardiner Expressway.

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Canadian mural artists Alexander Bacon, birdO, Emmanuel Jarus and Troy Lovegates were chosen to work in consultation with Mural Routes, local architects and York Heritage Properties (which owns the structures) to create these "industrial artifacts."

South Liberty TrailMural Routes is hosting an unveiling event for the repurposed silos today, between 4 and 6 p.m. at the base of Fraser Ave, outside the old Canada Bread Factory, which left the old silos behind when it closed after more than 50 years in 2011.

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