Humber Public Art Project

Greatness—The Great lakes Project

Conceived by prominent Ontarians at a roundtable led by Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor, Greatness aspires to elevate appreciation for the Great Lakes among the 40 million citizens living within the region’s watersheds, and globally as one of the world’s most spectacular and vital natural features.

Your contribution will help sustain ongoing efforts to promote awareness and engagement in Great Lakes conservation and protection.

Our signature program, Great Art for Great Lakes, launched in 2017, evokes a sense of celebration and illuminates the grandeur of the Great Lakes through the commissioning of art installations in select Great Lakes communities, reflecting the stories of their people.

Eight initial Great Lakes communities were chosen to participate: Kingston, Mississauga, Hamilton, Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Owen Sound, Providence Bay (Manitoulin Island), Thunder Bay and Toronto.

GAGL has garnered substantial media coverage. The program continues to expand throughout the region.

Humber Art Project: Commemorating the Humber River’s 20th Anniversary as a Canadian Heritage River

The Humber River was designated as a Canadian Heritage River through the Canadian Heritage Rivers System in 1999 due to its outstanding cultural, recreational and nature heritage. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Humber River’s designation as a Canadian Heritage River, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Greatness are partnering through Great Art for Great Lakes in developing a permanent public art piece along the Humber River. This signature installation will pay lasting tribute to the importance of the Humber River, Lake Ontario and all Great Lakes. The Humber Public Art Project engages watershed Indigenous people and residents in celebrating the vital importance of Lake Ontario and the Humber River to our communities and heritage.

By contributing to the Humber Public Art Project, you are investing in the cultural heritage of the Humber River, and creating a meaningful artistic space – connected to the Great Lakes – for your community.


This Humber Public Art Project builds on the model and success of Great Art for Great Lakes in other Ontario regions and communities. To learn more, visit:


Join us and become a part of Humber Public Art Project, investing in the cultural heritage of the Humber River, and creating a meaningful artistic space .