Percy Ellis is a real estate and investment development team which is involved in supporting community. Katie Schimke, Associate Development Manager and part of the community engagement team at Percy Ellis, shared:
“Throughout the pandemic, we feel the importance of public art pieces was highlighted as folks were driven outside to socialize and exercise. We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute to an initiative that combines our love for art with our passion for creating connections and encouraging people to come together!”
Percy Ellis’ focus is building stylish comfortable homes for tenants that seamlessly integrate into Toronto’s favourite neighbourhoods, while supporting and connecting with the communities they are rooted it!
What’s the Welcome (Back) to Main Street Art Project?⠀
Riverside BIA and Leslieville BIA teamed up and brought big things to Queen Street East for IHeART Main Street in summer/fall 2021! We have 16 sidewalk murals ‘welcoming’ everyone in 16 different languages by incredible artists Bareket Kezwer and Curtia Wright so you can have fun discovering them all along Queen E from Davies Ave to Vancouver Ave, while supporting local!⠀This project was supported by STEPS Public Art as part of I HeART Main Street as well as amazing community supporters Percy Ellis Developments and Rockport Group. See the full map here.
We officially ‘unveiled’ Welcome (Back) to Main Street murals on Aug 18 as part of the #iheartmaintreetchallenge with artists Bareket Kezwer @bkez and Curtia Wright @curtia, along with community supporters @paulafletcher ’s office, Rockport Group @rockportgroup, Percy Ellis @percy_ellis_development and STEPS Public Art, and project organizers from Riverside BIA & Leslieville BIA.⠀
It was wonderful to meet in person for this brief celebration to tour the murals together after such a collaborative, creative and inspiring process.⠀
Big thanks to ALL our Community Supporters of our ‘Welcome (Back) to Main Street’ Sidewalk Art Project:
STEPS Public Art, Percy Ellis, and The Rockport Group, Leslieville BIA and Riverside BIA!