StreetARToronto Outside the Box (OTB) 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Programming

Ren Lonechild, Danforth Rd and Pilkington Dr, Toronto. Photo: Ren Lonechild

Join us for “Outside the Box 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition” at Northern Contemporary Gallery from November 1 – 6, complete with OTB Closing Celebration Event, Curator Walkthrough and Family Fun Activities.

The Outside the Box program provides an opportunity for local artists to create works of art on traffic signal boxes across Toronto. Since 2013, over 550 boxes have been hand-painted by local artists, or wrapped featuring designs by local graphic artists, and transformed into extraordinary works of art. We are thrilled to celebrate StreetARToronto’s Outside the Box Program 10 years strong in 2023!

Outside the Box 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition
November 1 – 6, 2023
Closing Celebration: Monday, November 6, 6pm – 10pm
Northern Contemporary Gallery
420 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto

You’re invited! Artists from across the last decade, project organizers, photographers, community members, and anyone who might be interested in celebrating the Outside the Box 10th Year Anniversary with us!

Closing Celebration
Monday, November 6, 6pm – 10pm
Join us for an evening of celebration with light refreshments, activities and fun! Remarks at 6:45pm.
Reservations are encouraged.
RSVP here

Join us for two programming activations throughout the exhibit:

Outside the Box Curators Walk Through
Tuesday, November 2, 1pm – 3pm
Join us on a walk through of the Outside the Box 10th Year Anniversary Exhibition, hear from Outside the Box Artists and learn how to apply for the 2024 program.
RSVP here

Family Sunday Event: Mini Mural Makers Workshop (all ages)
Sunday November 5, 1pm – 3pm
The Mini Mural Makers Workshop is a free artist led drop-in workshop that guides artist of all ages through the process of creating designs for 3-dimensional StART opportunities, specifically the Outside the Box and the cycle barriers through hands on making of small paper sculptures.
Drop in based on a first come first serve basis – no RSVP required.

Monica Wickeler, Lake Shore Blvd W and Park Lawn Rd, Toronto. Photo: Alexei Malakhov

About StreetARToronto (StART)
StreetARToronto (StART) comprises a suite of innovative programs specifically designed for streets and public spaces. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more inviting and safer, reduce overall infrastructure maintenance costs, showcase local artists, mentor emerging talent, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business owners and operators, artists, and arts organizations. Individually and collectively StART murals are designed to celebrate the City of Toronto motto “Diversity Our Strength” and foster a greater sense of belonging among all. StART welcomes and actively seeks out partners for initiatives that support program objectives and works closely with partnership staff in other City divisions and agencies and supports City partnership activities.

Many thanks to Northern Contemporary Gallery for providing their space. Learn more at To learn more about StreetARToronto and our programming, visit us at or email us at

All are welcome! Please let us know your accessibility requirements in by emailing and we will be happy to accommodate!

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