Turning dull green and gray utility boxes into beautiful landmarks that celebrate our city’s heritage will be a lasting gift to eight communities across Mississauga.
A city wide beautification project continues on Sunday July 30 at 3 pm when a new originally designed, artistically wrapped utility box will be revealed marking the history of Malton. The artist, Shellene Rodney, and local dignitaries from the City of Mississauga will celebrate the reveal at Goreway Dr and Etude Dr. Ice cream will be served.
“The Boxes and Banners Project is another important opportunity for Mississauga to celebrate the talents and skills of local artists and for our community to come together to appreciate and understand Canadian history, identity and culture through public art,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
“We are grateful to Ontario 150 and the Community Foundation of Mississauga and of course the City of Mississauga, which was also instrumental in helping to get the utility companies on board with a creative initiative involving 10 boxes at 8 sites from Lakeview to Meadowvale,” adds Mike Douglas of the Mississauga Arts Council.
“Community is vital to Enbridge, and for 165 years we have proudly supported the communities we serve, while watching our country thrive. Celebrating Canada and Ontario’s 150th birthdays, while contributing to a project that celebrates our communities, is something we’re proud to be a part of,” said Chris Wray, Manager, Municipal Affairs and Stakeholder Relations for Enbridge Gas Distribution.
Free ice cream, cookies and entertainment accompany each reveal.
The next beautification reveal is on Sunday, Aug. 20th at 3 pm at Erin Mills Parkway and Lincoln Green, for a large Alectra box.