06 Jul Lifetime Unveils Ben Johnston Murals in Liberty Village
Lifetime Unveils Ben Johnston Murals in Liberty Village and locals love what it has added to the community!
Since Lifetime Developments has acquired Liberty Market Building in 2004, the community has grown into a thriving and vibrant community. Brian Brown, Vice President of Lifetime Developments says “Liberty Village has experienced tremendous growth in the last decade and has changed dramatically from when we started building here. It exudes an incredible energy and a lot of life, yet maintains its historical roots through the architectural style of the buildings within it”.
What better way to capture the essence of what the neighbourhood represents then to appointed Toronto artist Ben Johnston to create two murals in the Galleria of the Liberty Market Building. Known for his bold, typographic, vintage-inspired flare, Ben Johnston was the perfect artist for the Liberty Market Building. Brown explains “We challenged Ben to create a strong statement for the neighbourhood that would capture its urban vibrancy, industrial history, entrepreneurial culture, and the resounding sense of pride within the community.”. It’s clear to see that this is a “work hard, live well” community.
The Ben Johnston’s Art Mural Unveiling took place June 9 at the Liberty Market Building. Many guests attended including Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina, Lenita Lopes, Special Asst. to Adam Vaughan, Mp for Spadina – Fork York, Mike Layton, Councillor for Ward 19 to name a few. With plenty snacks, refreshments, music, and great company – the event was a huge success! Ben perfectly captured the community’s urban vibrancy, industrial history, entrepreneurial culture, and the resounding sense of pride within the community.
The murals started the hashtag #LoveLibertyTO on Instagram – created to celebrate Liberty Village and stimulate a shared conversation about why residents, tenants and visitor alike, love Liberty Village and it’s unique charm. Check out our Instagram (@libertymarketbuilding) to see unveil.
And, we want to see your #LoveLibertyTO on Instagram! Share your photos in front of the mural for a chance to be featured on our @libertymarketbuilding Instagram account.