Toronto’s newest instagrammable public art
October 15, 2021

The Collecdev-sponsored ArtworxTO installation from world-renowned street artist Troy Lovegates is now complete and on display in full technicolour at the corner of Dupont Street and Howland Avenue. The vibrant piece spans the entire length of the brick building, creating a colourful presence that has already started to pop up across social media feeds, including the artist's own.

Local business owner and chef, Anthony Rose, recently posted, “Ridiculously excited to have this tremendous piece of art on the side of Fat Pasha. I am in constant awe of the artist and have been for years. This piece is beyond. Please come check this beauty out for yourselves.”

Lovegates covered the surface in a rainbow of hues – the turquoise, lavender, chartreuse, poppy, emerald, peach, cobalt and dandelion creating a patchwork backdrop for ten intriguing faces of every race, gender, and age.

Walk through the neighbourhood for a visit and the faces might become familiar; following his signature artistic process, Lovegates immersed himself in the storied Annex neighbourhood to find inspiration for the mural, collaborating with community organizations to bring local characters and residents to life with an incredible level of artistic detail.

The Dupont Street Mural is just the latest example of Collecdev’s commitment to community building through the integration of diverse elements like public art that stimulate conversation, engage the public and enrich society as a whole. This portrait of the Annex is part of the bigger picture, one that helps support Toronto’s reputation as a thriving, accessible, welcoming home for locals and visitors alike, something we aim to do with every project.

The Dupont Street Mural is located at 414 Dupont Street. Drop by and snap a photo of this phenomenal installation today. #collecdev