BMO National Mural Series

A STEPS PROJECT

The BMO National Mural Series is a program launched by BMO in partnership with STEPS, connecting local artists to BMO branches across Canada to beautify spaces and foster strong community relationships through the power of public art.

In 2021, BMO collaborated with STEPS and artist Gosia Komorski in creating a mural at the BMO Yonge and Roselawn branch in Toronto’s bustling Midtown neighbourhood. This marked the start of the BMO National Mural Series, a program that brings together local artists and BMO branches across what is currently Canada to create unique works of art. The aim is to beautify and activate spaces through the power of public art following BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in Business and in Life, and is dedicated to the building, investing and supporting of the communities they are a part of. 

This initiative includes: 

  • 30+ one-of-a-kind activations at BMO branches across Canada (and growing!)
  • Paid opportunities for local artists and designers across Canada 
  • Fostering positive recognition and community engagement through public art 

Through STEPS’ expertise in public art management and customized approach in one-of-a-kind installations to foster inclusive communities, these activations are tied together by themes of community, family and diversity. 

Follow us @STEPSPublicArt and #BMONationalMuralSeries for the latest mural reveals and to meet the talented artists involved!

MURAL ACTIVATIONS 2021 – 2022

Explore the gallery of activations at BMO branches from coast-to-coast and the artists that created them.
GOSIA KOMORSKI

GOSIA KOMORSKI

Toronto, ON

REI MISIRI

REI MISIRI

Toronto, ON

SAMARA SHUTER

SAMARA SHUTER

Toronto, ON

MATT SALISBURY

MATT SALISBURY

Mississauga, ON

ZUNA AMIR

ZUNA AMIR

Oshawa, ON

MARY HAASDYK

MARY HAASDYK

Calgary, AB

CONNIE WHEATON

CONNIE WHEATON

Fredericton, NB

LAURA FORRESTER

LAURA FORRESTER

Fredericton, NB

Alice Jennex

Alice Jennex

Halifax, NS

Adrian Forrow

Adrian Forrow

Mississauga, ON

Dominic Laporte

Dominic Laporte

Ottawa, ON

A Helping Hand

Erin McCluskey

Erin McCluskey

Vaughan, ON

STEPS Public Art App

Find public art activations near you with the STEPS Public Art App, a free mobile and web application with an interactive map of STEPS projects, self-guided walking tours and artist profiles. This app is updated regularly with new photos, videos and projects to help you explore your city and virtually visit public art projects in other cities!

QR code that scans to the STEPS Public Art App via App Store or Google Play

The STEPS Public Art App is best experienced on your mobile device via the App Store or Google Play (also accessible via the Web App on your browser). Please rate and review to help spread the word and enhance your experience with the digital platform.

Project Partner

These works of art were made possible by BMO in collaboration with STEPS Public Art. BMO’s National Mural Series was designed to create opportunities to celebrate local communities and the people who live and visit them. By working with hyper local artists to design murals with meaning and impact specific to each location, BMO hopes to bring art to locations where artists and community members might not otherwise have an opportunity.

At BMO, we are proud to be partners in these communities, celebrate our customers, and support local artists. These beautiful pieces of art not only express BMO’s values and celebrate diversity they also provide opportunities to surprise and delight those visiting our branches. We look forward to expanding this program and curating many more murals in branches across Canada.

BMO logo
Our Public Art Management Service is recognized for being iconic, cost-effective and transformational. From murals to sculptures and projection mapping, STEPS produces one-of-a-kind public art installations with partners that meet your needs.

Ready to get your project started with STEPS?

Share This