Toronto will have 22-storey mural celebrating Toronto’s musical heritage

The Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area neighbourhood offers vibrant urban experiences and events in the heart of downtown Toronto thanks to a thriving and diverse community of retailers, restaurants and services.

The soaring mural will cover the entire north face of the Toronto Community Housing building at 423 Yonge Street. It features the faces of 1950s and ‘60s music luminaries like Ronnie Hawkins and Gordon Lightfoot plus marquees from legendary venues such as Le Coq d’Or and Massey Hall, and the dual neon discs of the famed Sam the Record Man sign. The new mural is part of the Downtown Yonge BIA’s Music Strategy, described as “an ambitious, multi-pronged plan to re-establish the area as a ‘Music Mecca.’”