With every major new building going up in Toronto, the city gets a new work of art to enhance the building, the neighbourhood, and by extension the lives of people who come into contact with it. The boom in public art here is a direct consequence of our building boom, as 1% of the construction budget of any building over 10,000 square metres is mandated for this purpose. One of the more interesting aspects of this boom is the huge variety of forms the art is taking.

James Lahey's Spring as installed on Tango condominums, image courtesy of Concord Adex

A work currently being installed in a new condominium tower in North York will showcase its art to both building residents on an intimate scale, and passersby on a grand scale. Tango at Concord Park Place is the building, James Lahey is the artist, and Spring is the work.

Lahey's colourful translucent photographic panels will run up the full height of the Page + Steele Architects-designed Tango, with one springtime photo of blossoming trees on each floor of the high-rise, finally dissolving into pixelated panels at the tower's roofline. The video above by Inkblot Media will give you an idea of what to expect upon completion of the development in late 2014.

James Lahey's Spring on Tango's skyline, image courtesy of Concord Adex

Want to review more public art in Toronto? Click on the public art tag at the bottom of this story to find other articles covering recent additions to this city's growing collection of works.

Want to know more about developer Concord Adex's Tango? Click on the dataBase entry linked below for renderings and information. Want to get in on the discussion? Choose one of the associated Forum thread links, or leave on comment in the space provided on this page.

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