Colourful messages written in duct tape adorn the sides of public and private buildings throughout the neighbourhood of Parkdale and wander down Queen West. Created in collaboration with organizations and residents in the Parkdale community, these temporary public art installations help people remember, be seen, and communicate their fears, wonderings, anxieties, and hopes in a COVID-19 reality. The notes allow us to speak to each other while maintaining physical distance, and are a way of staying connected during a time when connecting with one another can seem strange and fleeting.
Installations will be added continuously throughout the month of August. Follow the progress of this project using the map below, on our instagram stories, or by safely exploring the Parkdale and Queen West neighbourhood. You can also follow the project on Instagram – and add your own photos – at #HealthAndSafetyNotes
artist: Mark Reinhart
community partners: Antikka, Artery, BAND (Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue), Gallery 1313, Andrew Kerr, PARC (Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre), STEPS, The Theatre Centre, Toronto Media Arts Centre (TMAC), Workman Arts, Womxn in Paint
Part of the Public Works programming – bringing artists and audiences together in the public sphere to experience our city in new ways.