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Art reflects community

How do you create a building that is distinct to a neighbourhood and yet looks like it belongs? A functional and beautiful building starts with good architecture. Indwell buildings are consistently and thoughtfully designed to be attractive, safe and energy-efficient spaces for those who make them home, while also engaging with their neighbourhoods.

Public art on some of our buildings’ exteriors can help integrate our buildings with the neighbourhood, allowing us to connect more deeply with the community by celebrating its culture, history, and values. For example, three colourful murals now grace the new Lakeshore Lofts in Mississauga. Artist David Anthony’s inspiration for these murals came from the rich history and talents that are part of the Port Credit community, such as local anglers catching the salmon that inhabit Port Credit in The Bay Sundown.

Artist David Anthony in front of a window on a wall featuring one of three murals on the exterior of Lakeshore Lofts in Mississauga. The art was created in conjunction with Port Credit BIA, Port Credit Community Foundation, and the Mississauga Arts Council.

Public art reminds us of our interconnected lives. It’s accessible, something we see in our everyday routines—allowing us to interact and have a relationship with pieces over time. Often the creation of the art itself is participatory. In London, over 200 people were involved in the clay mosaic at Embassy Commons, including Indwell tenants and staff. Words like ‘hope’, ‘potential’
and ‘faith’ are stamped into the tiles, as a reminder to the people who live there of the support of their community.

Everyone wants to live in a building that’s attractive, and affordability need not exclude beauty. We encourage you to visit our buildings and see this wonderful art in person!

A triptych of mosaic panels, called Hope, Love, Belonging covers 900 square feet on the exterior of the Embassy Commons in London. Created by the London Clay Art Centre, wholly funded by individual donors and organizations, and led by local artist Beth Turnbull Morrish, the mosaic is made of over 10,000 hand-cut and stamped tiles made by community volunteers, Indwell tenants and staff.
The quilt graphic on Dogwood Suites in Simcoe connects Indwell to the Norfolk County Barn Quilt Trail. The image incorporates a stylized depiction of an Eastern Flowering Dogwood from the Norfolk County flag.
These colourful painted murals on the side of Railway City Lofts (notice the apartment windows!) were commissioned by the City of St. Thomas as a tribute to local landmarks. They were completed in the summer of 2022 by artist Denial.
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