Mississauga building gets a colourful facelift


Published October 22, 2021 at 2:11 pm

(Photo: Tori Lambermont)

An artist tasked to bring some colour to a Mississauga transportation and works yard has finished the job—and it appears she went above and beyond in doing so. 

The outside of the City of Mississauga’s Mavis Works Yard building, located on Mavis Rd. just north of Dundas St. W. and used by operations and maintenance, and municipal parking staff, has received a “stunning artsy upgrade,” City officials say, thanks to Toronto-based Polish Canadian mixed-media artist Anya Mielniczek. 

The work of art, a mural covering a huge part of the building’s front face from ground to roof, was recently completed by Mielniczek, who finished a year-long fellowship with the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga in 2014 after graduating from Queen’s University.  

She was chosen for the task through the city’s Public Art Program (PAP).   

Earlier this year, the PAP invited professional artists, muralists and artist-led teams to submit expressions of interest to create a public art mural on the exterior of the building.  

City officials say the “exciting collaboration between PAP and the Transportation and Works Department” sought to beautify the exterior of the building while at the same time provide an opportunity for an artist.   

Further, they add, the artwork educates and inspires the public to learn more about what the city’s Transportation and Works Department does.  

Budget for the project was $20,000. 

Check out the photo below to see the building before its transformation.


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