Street Health Community Art Project

A detail of the new mosaic artwork on the gate at Street Health. The image is of the left side of the art, showing the words Street Health and two figures. The work is created of porcelain and glass tiles.
Photo by Katie Yealland

When Street Health renovated its clinical space to make it wheelchair accessible, they also re-paved the walkway and installed a new metal gate. However, the gate is imposing and institutional in appearance. To make its front entrance more welcoming, Street Health enlisted Red Dress Productions to create a collaborative mosaic artwork. We met with members of the community to learn about the people, the places, the history, and the heart of the Dundas St E. and Sherbourne area, and to make the artwork itself.

The new piece, a ceramic, glass, and stone mosaic created with Street Health clients, staff, and community members, and proudly led by Red Dress Productions artists Anna Camilleri, Tristan R Whiston, and Katie Yealland, was unveiled on April 5, 2018.

The work at Street Health is going to continue with 8 more weeks of mosaic making starting in May, 2018.

A flyer shows an image of artwork with the words Street Health hanging on a gate. The flyer text reads: Community Art Open Studios with Red Dress Productions on Mondays in May and June at the Street Health harm reduction drop-in - 338 Dundas Street East - 1:30 - 3:30 May 7, 14, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 25 - www. streethealth.ca

We thank the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Council, and community partners: All Saints Church, CRC, Houselink Community Homes and Regent Park CHC, Starbucks Coffee Canada, David Mintz Catering and AYS Party Rentals. was unveiled on April 5, 2018.