Clarington, Canada

Built by Planning Services Department, Municipality of Clarington

July 2015

Made with love by the Planning Services Department with the assistance of the Operations Department and community volunteers including the three Business Improvement Areas (Bowmanville, Newcastle and Orono), the Courtice Rotary Club, and the Firehouse Youth Centre. Home Depot was also generous enough to donate some of the materials that made this project come alive!

Clarington is a Municipality located on the eastern boundary of the Greater Toronto Area with a population of approximately 90 thousand people living in four major urban centres and 13 hamlets.
The Planning Services Department launched the chalkboard installation to engage the community in creating public art in public spaces over the summer. We wanted to create an environment where the community could share their hopes and aspirations using art. Clarington’s installation received high praise from residents as it was featured in five different locations: Bowmanville, two spots in Courtice, Orono and Newcastle.

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