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Mississauga Arts Council, Peel Region and Stantec announce the Lakeshore Mural Project!

Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), Peel Region and Stantec are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals “RFP” for the Lakeshore Mural Project (Lakeshore Road Artistic Hoarding Mural Project), four digital murals that will be installed onto hoarding around sites on Lakeshore Road in Port Credit, Mississauga. Open to professional Mississauga-based artists, these calls were created to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists. Please see below for the full list of calls.

“I was excited by this idea I put forward to Peel Region and the Mississauga Arts Council,” says Ward 1 Councillor, Stephen Dasko, ”Over the next few years of construction taking place on the Lakeshore Trunk Sewer and Sub-transmission Main, we will have incredible local artists displaying their talents for everyone to enjoy!”

“Mississauga Arts Council is delighted to celebrate our City and Region’s 50th by supervising the largest outdoor art gallery project yet, thanks to the support of Peel Region,” says Mike Douglas, MAC’s Executive Director, “We can’t wait to see what beautiful original works these talented artists create for unique sites along Lakeshore Road.”

The four calls are as follows, all RFPs with more details are located here:

Lakeshore Mural Project – Richard’s Memorial Park
Artist Fee: $10,000
RFP for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Richard’s Memorial Park inspired by a flip-book idea.
Deadline: April 29, 2024 at 9 AM

Lakeshore Mural Project – Pine Avenue
Artist Fee: $8,000
RFP for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Pine Avenue.
Deadline April 29, 2024 at 9 AM

Lakeshore Mural Project – Wesley Avenue
Artist Fee: $8,000
RFP for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Wesley Avenue.
Deadline April 29, 2024 at 9 AM

Lakeshore Mural Project – 5A & 5B Front Street
Artist Fee: $7,000
RFP for a digitally rendered hoarding project mural at 5A & 5B Front Street and other nearby sites.
Deadline April 29, 2024 at 9 AM

These hoardings aim to cover some of the traffic-facing portions of the Lakeshore Sanitary Trunk construction project consisting of 4.0 Km of 2400mm sanitary sewer extending down Lakeshore Rd. from Jack Darling Park to Elmwood Ave.

“Peel Region is pleased to support local artists to make areas where necessary construction is taking place beautiful. This is our second art collaboration with the City of Mississauga. We are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary by providing essential water and wastewater services to the community.” says Jeff Hennings, Director Water/Wastewater Engineering Services 

“Since its inception in 2020, Murals with MAC has supported over 50 artists and groups with a total of $196,000 in funding to produce their artist-led projects, significantly contributing to the growth of the arts community in Mississauga.” says Jacqueline Mak, MAC’s Creative Director & Strategist, “I am thrilled to expand Murals with MAC even further for Mississauga artists with these exciting new calls!”

About Mississauga Arts Council and Murals with MAC
Murals with MAC is a neighbourhood beautification project that facilitates relationships between artists and community partners. Run by the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), Murals with MAC develops the creative identity of Mississauga and employs local artists to contribute their voices and skills to projects that foster neighbourhood identity with designs that speak to the unique character, culture, or heritage of the local community. Learn more:

About Peel Region
In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

About Stantec
Stantec designs with community in mind. Stantec offers architectural, construction management and environmental services. The company’s service portfolio includes architecture and interior design, building engineering, community design services, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, and landscape architecture. Learn more: