RBC financial group donates $30,000 to help youth transform graffiti into mural art

Nov 22 event

RBC Financial Group and RBC Insurance will celebrate the November 22ND grand opening of their new co-location at 207 Queen’s Quay with a $30,000 donation to support the Harbourfront Community Centre’s Mural Transformation Project and local youth at risk.

Youth in the project work with local business owners, community residents and the city of Toronto to create artistic murals on public spaces vandalized with graffiti. This project uses artistic design to engage “at risk” youth, develop their social and employment skills and form positive relationships between youth, businesses, community institutions and the police. Since 1996, 140 youth have directly participated in the program, and thousands of feet of community space have been transformed.

Two youth artists involved in the Mural Transformation Project will display their two original canvas paintings, specially commissioned for permanent display in the new Queen’s Quay Bank Branch and Insurance Branch locations located in the Queen’s Quay Terminal Building, 207 Queens Quay. The works will be painted on-site on Nov 20-21.

Grand Opening, ribbon cutting and Harbourfront Community Centre donation presentation

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

207 Queen’s Quay, Unit 120 (Royal Bank branch) and Unit 121 (RBC Insurance office) Toronto
(in the Queen’s Quay Terminal Building at the foot of York Street).

Harbourfront’s Mural Transformation Project gives youth at risk an opportunity to build self esteem and confidence in their abilities and engages them in positive relationships with community, police and local businesses. RBC Financial Group is proud to support local community efforts to assist youth at risk.


RBC Financial Group (RBC) supports hundreds of initiatives that help young Canadians realize their potential. A key area of interest for RBC is supporting programs that help keep kids in school, as well as those that provide financial literacy programs to youth. The RBC Royal Bank Financial Lifeskills Scholarships encourage young people to make informed decisions about their post-secondary education and career goals. RBC also partners with other organizations, including Career Edge (an internship program) and Junior Achievement, with which hundreds of RBC employees volunteer.

RBC Insurance provides a wide range of creditor, life, health, travel, home, auto and reinsurance products and services to more than five million clients in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. These products and services are offered through a wide variety of distribution channels, including the telephone, independent brokers, travel agents, a proprietary sales force and the Internet. More information is available at www.rbcinsurance.com.