Nov 29, 2012
Mississauga's new public art piece is here! Possibilities, has been installed in the centre
of the roundabout at Duke of York Boulevard and Square One Drive.
"Public art is an important facet of how to make a city a place that is economically and
culturally strong as well as memorable," said Susan Burt, director, Culture Division.
"Works of art like Possibilities help to define Mississauga's distinct identity and its
Renowned artist Michel de Broin is the mastermind behind Possibilities, an aluminum sculpture
of eight colourful arrows. The arrows are inspired by the colours and shapes of oversized 1950s
roadside signs a reference to the future Mississauga's development during the golden age of
the automobile. The arrows also point to the future and the City's vision for a new vibrant,
pedestrian friendly, urban downtown.
Michel de Broin is a past winner of the prestigious Sobey Art Award, Canada's prominent award
for contemporary Canadian art. He has exhibited his works worldwide, including Ottawa, New
Orleans, Paris, Berlin and Korea. For more information, visit micheldebroin.org.
For more information about public art, visit mississauga.ca/publicart.
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About Culture Division
The Culture Division was created in 2007 to foster growth and sustainability of culture in
Mississauga. Through its policy development, services, programs and partnership initiatives,
the Culture Division plays an integral role in the growth of the City for the 21st Century by
preserving, supporting and enhancing the artistic and historic fabric of Mississauga.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000
businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major
divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the
shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading
Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan,
delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053