Amnesty International Toronto Organization is a group that works in the to raise public awareness of human rights issues. One of the projects that it supports is ‘Project: Urban Canvas’. This project involves 30 murals. One mural for each of the articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a United Nations
Urban Canvas was begun in 2008 which was the 60th anniversary of the UDHR. Not all of the murals are complete yet. Two of those that are finished are located on Parma Court near Victoria Park and O’Connor.
One celebrates Article 19 which states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
The other mural celebrates Article 3 of the UDHR.
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
website for Amnesty International Toronto Organization Urban Canvas project
This project is also supported by the Working Women Community Centre, the United Way, and the city of Toronto.
Other murals in this project on this blog: