Public Art Profile

Artist: Meegan Lim
Category: Temporary Public Art Projects
Address: Downtown Main Street, Brampton
image of Beyond The Plate, 2021

The Main Street Window Activation Pilot Project is led by the City of Brampton’s Cultural Services department, to city-owned storefronts in the downtown core. The City of Brampton worked with STEPS Public Art and artist Meegan Lim to activate vacant storefronts along Main Street in Downtown Brampton.

Titled Beyond the Plate, the storefront exhibit is a celebration of the many prominent cuisines and food practices found in Brampton, such as Filipino, Portuguese, and Bengali to name a few. This series explores the histories tied to each of the cuisines and asks the viewer to reflect on the way they connect to food. Whether it is purely through taste or sustenance, the food on one’s plate can be a catalyst that holds onto much more.

“Moving back to Brampton, I wouldn’t have guessed that there was going to be support for emerging artists. In a way, this project was a surprise welcome home gift. Reconnecting to this city through these six cuisines has been incredibly fulfilling. I hope they encourage folks to reflect on the role of food/cuisine in their lives, and the complex histories that come along.” Meegan Lim, Artist

Beyond the Plate is also supported by My Main Street funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

As this is a City of Brampton Pilot Project, we want your feedback on how this pilot project impacts the downtown. 

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