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Here are a few related sites that may be of interest

StreetARToronto / Outside The Box Program

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 350 boxes have been hand-painted by local artists, or wrapped featuring designs by local graphic artists, and transformed into extraordinary works of art.

Bell Box Mural Project

Since 2009 artists from the Bell Boxes Murals Project have painted 530 murals on Bell Canada outdoor utility boxes in over 40 communities throughout Toronto, Southern Ontario and Quebec.

Michael Cavanaugh

Voted “Urban Hero” winner in the 2018 arts category at, Michael is the driving force behind the Outside The Box program and the Bell Box Mural Project. He also paints a few of the boxes himself (the box at the left is one of Michaels’). Read the article here.

Mural Routes

This is a site of documented mural art, including painted utility boxes, They also have a Mural Map of Canada.

Art Blog Pro

Bret Kelly maintains a wonderful blog dedicated to Canadian graffiti and street art. He has a separate section called Traffic Electrical Signal Box Artwork which is dedicated to painted utility boxes he has discovered in his Toronto travels.

Bell Box Murals In Greektown On The Danforth

These murals were completed as part of the #DestinationDanforth project. #DestinationDanforth launched as a pilot in mid-July, with a focus on Danforth Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Dawes Road. Following the extensive 2016 Danforth Study, #DestinationDanforth set out to support local businesses, provide safe walking and cycling infrastructure, provide adequate room for physical distancing, all while beautifying the street amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

TO Cityscapes

Nothing like a little healthy bit of self-promotion.TO Cityscapes is my parent site to TO Utility Boxes. I’ve subtitled TO Cityscapes Toronto Through My Lens, and it’s exactly that – it’s all about the architecture, events, people, artwork, murals, sculptures and more, that I see as I walk around Toronto with my camera. Why not check it out… better yet, subscribe!

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