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Khatereh Baharikhoob Speaks at StreetARToronto’s 10-Year Celebration: Community-Engaged Public Art in Urban Design

May 17, 2023

Join DIALOG’s Khatereh Baharikhoob, Associate and senior urban designer, during a panel discussion on the role of community-engaged public art in urban design on Thursday, May 18, 2023 during the StART Support Mural Progam 10-Year Celebration and Launch Event.

Khat will speak on her experience with the StART Support Program during her Art Enlivens initiative that transformed an underappreciated site in Toronto’s Kensington Market, into a vibrant mural by artist Yasaman Mehrsa, informed by extensive community engagement.

Event Details 

Date:                      Thursday, May 18, 2023
Time:                     4:00 p.m. – midnight ET (panel from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.)
Location:     – 738 Dundas St. E, Toronto
Fee:                        Free

StART Support Mural Program: 10-Year Celebration and Launch Event

This year, StreetARToronto celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its’ oldest program – the StART Support Program. We’re inviting artists from across the last decade, project organizers, business and property owners and anyone who might be interested in applying to join us at on Thursday, May 18th from 4pm onwards.

Come check out the exhibition of 2022’s StART Support projects as photographed by @shazatariq, listen to our artist panel, indulge in some  tacos and drinks and check out some fresh murals.

The StART Support program provides material support for artists working on projects in collaboration with property owners who are experiencing repeated graffiti vandalism.

StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative city building programs designed specifically for streets and public spaces. Initiated in 2012 as part of the City of Toronto Graffiti Management Plan, StART has been successful in working with street, mural and graffiti artists, cultural producers, Non-Profit Organizations, local residents and businesses to co-create vibrant, colourful, community-engaged street, mural and graffiti art. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more beautiful and safe, showcase local artists, mentor emerging artists and reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs. Individually and collectively StART street art works are designed to celebrate the City of Toronto motto Diversity Our Strength and foster a greater sense of belonging among all.