• July 23, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Toronto’s TTC Busses Get Creative



The piece above was completed yesterday in Toronto by Patrick Evoke and Jenifer Rudski BonnetPlumem along with 15 young artists from the ages of 10 - 17.

Here’s some info from Torontoist:

“A de-commissioned TTC bus gets re-wrapped by youth from Belka Enrichment Center.

Sponsored by Arts Etobicoke and Lakeshore Arts, the three-year initiative launched yesterday morning with the first three vehicles. The project was only an idea just a few short months ago, so, as opposed to the high-profile, grand-scale projects that often take years to realize, it’s encouraging to see something of such profound effect get off the ground so quickly. The art for each vehicle was created by a different non-profit organization, in a collaborative fashion led by a professional mural artist.

The Belka Enrichment Center, located in the Jane-Finch area, got a decommissioned TTC bus to work with. The Center provides mentoring services, media and computer literacy, sports clinics, and is home to a homework club. A group of some nearly fifty kids, led by artists Patrick Thompson and Jenifer Rudski, put together a collage of photos and paintings, which were then manipulated in Photoshop. Fittingly, the Belka bus will eventually be outfitted as a mobile computer lab for youth.”

Photos by H.C. Tinglin/Torontoist.

Congrats guys!