public art

Dundas West Art Celebrates Chilean and Indigenous Culture

Graffiti, mural, Dundas, Dufferin, StreetArt Toronto, art, chile, indigenous
June 14, 2017 4:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As we near July 1, the apex of the Canada 150 celebrations, what exactly we are celebrating comes with increasing scrutiny. Canada's sesquicentennial marks the anniversary of ... read more

Metrolinx Invites Bids for New Public Artworks Throughout GTHA

Davenport Diamond Grade Separation, Toronto, by Metrolinx
May 12, 2017 1:50 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Metrolinx has announced opportunities for artists to enter the bidding process for the commission of new public art installations throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Open ... read more

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Hosting Multiple Events March 24

University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture
March 17, 2017 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The University of Toronto's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design has a big day planned later this month, with four different events planned for Friday, March 24th. ... read more

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog Unveiled at Menkes' One York

Banksy's Guard With Balloon Dog behind glass in the PATH at One York, Toronto
February 13, 2017 6:55 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A Banksy artwork that once graced the exterior of the then-shuttered Workmens Compensation Board (WCB) Building in Downtown Toronto has returned to the same site, but it's now inside the new ... read more

Winter Stations 2017 Brings Interactive Spaces to the Waterfront

BuoyBuoyBuoy at Winter Stations, Toronto
January 16, 2017 5:14 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
For its third consecutive year, the Winter Stations Design Competition brings together Canadian and international architects, designers, and artists to transform the cold, icy landscapes ... read more

Micah Lexier's Two Circles Celebrated at Bay Adelaide Centre

Two Circles, Micah Lexier, Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto, Brookfield Properties
December 23, 2016 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of major new public artworks were recently celebrated at a pair of recently opened new Toronto buildings. Yesterday and today we celebrate both events, artists, artworks, and buildings, ... read more

Shayne Dark's Nova Celebrated at Tableau

December 22, 2016 6:20 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A pair of major new public artworks were recently celebrated at a pair of recently opened new Toronto buildings. Today and tomorrow we celebrate both events, artists, artworks, and buildings, each ... read more

Bathurst Station Unveils Bittersweet Homage to Honest Ed's

Bathurst Station, Toronto, TTC
November 1, 2016 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Past the red-sweatered Ken Bones, and however many groups of 'kids from Stranger Things,' the title of Toronto's most memorable Halloween sight might just belong to Bathurst Station's belated turn ... read more

Pierre Poussin Brick Obelisk Wins Carlaw Dundas Art Commission

October 12, 2016 12:16 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's impressive urban development, typically characterised by the rapidly morphing silhouette of the downtown skyline, is not limited to sky-high office buildings and luxury condos. In older ... read more

Painted Posts Brighten Underpass at Historic Todmorden Mills

Todmorden Mills, StART Toronto, Pottery Road Underpass, Ward 29, Danforth
September 26, 2016 11:18 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
This Sunday Ward 29 Councillor Mary Fragedakis along with city officials and members of local arts organizations unveiled a multi-part mural at the Pottery Road underpass beside Toronto's ... read more

Nuit Blanche Art Installation Calls for Participants

nuit blanche 2016, asalto toronto 2016, daniel canogar
September 14, 2016 1:35 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto's contemporary art spectacle Nuit Blanche is just around the corner, and artists and residents alike are gearing up for the much-anticipated weekend. With 90 projects united under four ... read more

Kensington Market Mural Inaugurates City's Street Art Pilot

August 29, 2016 11:51 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new street mural has been installed in Kensington Market by local community members as the first instalment in the City of Toronto's StART Road Mural Pilot Project. Despite prohibiting the ... read more

Street Artist Phlegm Completes Huge Work at Yonge and St. Clair

Detail shot of the nearly-completed mural
August 3, 2016 3:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Almost exactly three years since public arts organization 'The STEPS Initiative' unveiled plans for the since-realized "World's Tallest Mural" at 200 Wellesley Street East, the organization is ... read more

CityPlace: Public Art Officially Unveiled at Quartz and Spectra

Gardiner Streams, image by Justin Hane
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
From the expressway, the coloured strata of Katharine Harvey's Gardiner Streams stare back at the nighttime traffic, transposing the banality of the road into a work of art. Installed in 2014, the ... read more

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward Unveiled at Concord Park Place

Achim Zeman's Straight Forward at Tango2 in Concord Park Place, North York
July 29, 2016 5:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto's city-wide building boom is resulting in public art wherever new buildings pop up, adding colour and texture to the city, and enlivening streetscapes where sometimes the buildings on ... read more

Inverted Valleys: Artists Re-Imagine the Urban Landscape

The artists, image courtesy of Mark Francis and Natalia Bakaeva
July 19, 2016 12:45 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Winding through the city like arteries, Toronto's ravines run beneath the urban landscape of streets and towers as a subtle yet defining topographical feature. However, despite the natural beauty ... read more

Massive Mural Comes to Yonge & St. Clair Starting July 8

The artist's conceptual drawing, image courtesy of KG&A
July 7, 2016 5:29 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The blank western face of the Padulo Building somehow fits the neighbourhood. Facing away from the corner of Yonge and St. Clair that's steps behind it, does the 12-storey building's unadorned ... read more

New Sculpture at Toronto City Hall Commemorates Canadian Soldiers in Italian Campaign

Soldier standing vigil, photo by Stefan Novakovic
June 28, 2016 4:05 pm | by Sreedha Varanasi | Comments
A sculpture commemorating more than 93,000 Canadians who fought in the Italian Campaign of World War II—an often overlooked but vital part of Europe’s fight for liberation from Nazi Germany—has ... read more

STARGATE Pushes the (Galactic) Boundaries of Public Art

150 and 155 Redpath, Toronto, by Freed, Capital, architectsAlliance
May 26, 2016 11:02 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
For all its advantages, "playful" and "uninhibited" aren't the adjectives that come to mind when describing Toronto's Yonge and Eglinton neighbourhood. Instead, the livable, dense, and ... read more

Bridgepoint Hospital Unites Healthcare with Arts

February 11, 2016 5:45 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
The hospital model, like most other forms of institutional architecture, is constantly being revised and remodeled. Bridgepoint Hospital is an exemplar of this with its state-of-the-art ... read more