StreetARToronto – Upcoming ‘Boxes & Barriers’ Workshops & Panels at Worth Gallery

Photo by Cindy Scaife (@cindysciafe) at The Worth Gallery (@worth_gallery).

StreetARToronto, in partnership with Worth Gallery, is offering a series of ‘Boxes & Barriers’ workshops at the Worth Gallery space (830 Dundas St W, Toronto). These workshops & panels focus on StreetARToronto’s Outside the Box and Concrete Barrier programs and are geared to artists and individuals who want to learn more about the creation and design process behind the works featured at The Boxes & Barriers exhibit.

The Worth Gallery’s Boxes & Barriers exhibit is open to the public and runs until March 27th, 2022; Tues – Fri: 4PM – 8PM. Weekends: 2PM – 8PM; with panels & workshops taking place on Thursday afternoons in March.

Artist Alathea Caroline & child painting her concrete barrier. Photo by Mike Hajmasy & Gage Fletcher.

Mini Mural Makers Workshop

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Inspired by two StreetARToronto mural programmes “Outside The Box” and the “Cycle Track Barrier Murals”, Street ARToronto invites all future street artists to join us for a FREE Workshop to create Mini Box and Mini Barrier Murals at The Worth Gallery Space.

Mini Mural Makers is inspired by the current “Boxes & Barriers” exhibit at Worth Gallery which showcases hundreds of street murals created throughout Toronto by talented local artists.

Makers will be led by mural artists Cindy Scaife & Leyland Adams to create murals on miniature Traffic Signal Boxes & Concrete Barriers that look just like those they can find throughout Toronto!

Address: 830 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022

Session a) 11AM – 12PM or
Session b) 1 PM – 2PM

All supplies are provided for this Make & Take

Registration is required. Limited spots available. Masks Mandatory.


Photo by Cindy Scaife.

Outside The Box Information Session 2022

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

StreetARToronto (StART) is inviting artists who are interested in applying to the 2022 Outside The Box Program to attend an information session at The Worth Gallery (830 Dundas West) on Thursday March 24th between 2pm and 6pm. This is a drop in information session- and artists are welcome to attend anytime between 2pm -6pm keeping in mind that space is limited. First time applicants are encouraged to attend and speak to artists who have experience with painting utility boxes.

Address: 830 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Time: 2PM – 6PM

Registration is required. Limited spots available. Masks Mandatory.


Artwork by Kseniya Tsoy (@al.fergani). Photo by Cindy Scaife.

Reminder: StreetARToronto’s Outside The Box 2022 Applications are still live!

Submission deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022, at 11:59 pm. EST

The City of Toronto invites local area artists to submit proposals to create works of art on City traffic signal boxes throughout Toronto. There are over 2,200 traffic signal boxes located across Toronto at signalized intersections. These boxes are often covered with posters and are a prime target for graffiti vandalism.

The Outside the Box public art initiative helps to bring diverse and interesting public art to neighborhoods, reduces the impact of graffiti vandalism and postering, contributes to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape, helps to beautify City infrastructure and streets, and supports local and emerging artists.

Artwork on traffic signal boxes functions as a form of communication to a passer-by with the goal to create a vibrant, inclusive and interesting urban environment. Successful proposals will be innovative in design, foster community pride, counteract graffiti vandalism and contribute to a sense of identity for residents and businesses.

The Outside the Box program is an initiative of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division. Since it was launched in 2013, over 500 boxes have been animated by local artists.

Apply HERE

For more information, design specifications & general questions please contact Michael Cavanaugh, Program Coordinator at or visit StART’s website.