Local Banners & Neighbourhood Portraits
Have you noticed new street banners in your neighbourhood? You’re not alone!
NEW “Neighbourhood Portrait” public art street banners are popping up across the city, capturing the essence of each local area and encouraging locals to support #MississaugaMade!
These banners are a continuation of a joint project that was initiated in 2020 between the City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program and Tourism Mississauga‘s #MississaugaMade movement, in response to COVID-19 recovery.
This year, we commissioned a new series of artist banners and expanded the partnership to include our local BIAs in support of a city-wide banner project. These custom designed banner portraits were designed by local artist, Asli Alin.
“My goal was to capture neighbourhood portraits, each with a hint of local flavour, reflecting their natural habitat, cultural identity, and heritage.” said Asli Alin. “My portraits celebrate the unique culture and characteristics of Mississauga’s neighbourhoods, while unifying the city in an impactful and creative way to foster local pride and positivity. Each banner utilizes a similar visual style, employing colours from the existing colour palettes (of the BIAs) along with complementary colours; creating a cohesive yet individually colourful street banner collection.”
Each local banner depicts a neighbourhood portrait of each of the BIA areas, accompanied by a #MississaugaMade branded banner to help promote MississaugaMade.ca and encourage residents to support local businesses, restaurants and merchants across the city. In the Downtown / City Centre, the collection of local neighbourhood portraits is displayed as one cohesive installation, in celebration of the individual communities as “Mississauga Proud”.
If you would like to check-out the banners, you can find them on display in the following neighbourhoods & villages;
A Portrait of Downtown
The banner depicts City Hall, the Living Arts Centre, and downtown’s cultural connection to nightlife and entertainment.
A Portrait of Clarkson
The banner depicts Rattray Marsh boardwalk, The Bradley Museum, and the community’s local connection to strawberry plants, nature, and wildlife.
A Portrait of Port Credit
The banner depicts Port Credit’s connection to music and the arts, with an abstract depiction of waves to symbolize the waterfront.
A Portrait of Streetsville
The banner depicts Streetsville Village Square, with its iconic yellow umbrellas, distinct brick walkway and post clock.
A Portrait of Malton
The banner depicts the Avro Arrow, local art, and the many types of transportation in Malton: planes, trains, cars, and bicycles.
A Portrait of Cooksville
The banner shows Cooksville “then and now”, with Old Cooksville Station, today’s restaurants, and the intersection of Dundas and Hurontario.