Winter Stations brings interactive art to Toronto’s waterfront

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From Chinatown to the Annex, Riverdale to Kensington, and Little Italy to Cabbagetown, Toronto is a town best explored one neighbourhood at a time. But the Beaches, situated along the city’s waterfront, is ahead of the curve when it comes to offering Torontonians and tourists ample reasons to visit their end of town multiple times every season.

During the summer months, this neighbourhood is the city’s top destination for sandy sunbathing. Now thanks to the Winter Stations Design Competition, visitors and locals have a reason to celebrate Toronto’s waterfront landscape during the cooler months of the year.

On display from February 20 to March 27, installations from five internationally renowned artists and three student artists from the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo and Humber College were created based on the theme of catalyst: converting one form or substance into another.

Lisa Rochon, Design Jury Chair of the Winter Stations, said in a press release that visitors are able to touch and feel their way along the beach, experiencing luminous shelter from the wind, warming waters for their feet, and designs that celebrate the Canadian nation of immigrants.

Check out this sneak peek of this year’s designs, then bundle up and go to see them for yourself before it’s too late!

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Flotsam and Jetsam at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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Beacon at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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Messages in bottles at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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Collective Memory at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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See this fish year round at the Beaches, Toronto.

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Midwinter Fire at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

The illusory, Winter Stations, The Beaches, Toronto

The Illusory at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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North at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

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I see you Ashiyu at the Winter Stations, the Beaches, Toronto.

 

18 Comments
  • kutukamus May 31, 2017, 5:43 pm Reply

    Wow! I find it hard singling out one from this.. But that ‘hanging trees’ sure comes to mind 🙂

    • Jon June 9, 2017, 9:32 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • vinneve May 12, 2017, 7:48 am Reply

    Interesting!

  • Rupali May 3, 2017, 5:57 am Reply

    Vey interesting.

  • Cecilia April 1, 2017, 11:22 am Reply

    Wow, what pictures. Just awesome! Thanks for sharing.

  • claywatkins March 29, 2017, 10:05 am Reply

    Nice post. The art id very creative – on the shores of Lake Ontario? Where I live, I’d being wearing a coat or jacket while I walked along the beach, where I am today, tomorrow, and the next day – a swimsuit. Living the present, making the days count. Have a wonderful day. Peace.

  • Awa on the Road March 29, 2017, 9:47 am Reply

    Very creative art.

  • Amy March 29, 2017, 9:38 am Reply

    Cool sculptures! I like how they deliver messages.

  • Dina March 17, 2017, 8:21 pm Reply

    What a great photo story! 🙂

    • Jon March 17, 2017, 11:50 pm

      Thanks for your kind words!

  • Bespoke Traveler March 15, 2017, 6:45 pm Reply

    Something about the upside trees really speaks to me.

    • Jon March 15, 2017, 7:46 pm

      Thanks! It was a fun exhibit to explore!

  • bedlamanddaisies March 12, 2017, 9:13 pm Reply

    Wow!! Thanks so much for sharing these. They are quite impressive 🙂

  • Dahlia March 2, 2017, 8:17 am Reply

    Great shots.

  • Alexandra February 28, 2017, 8:53 am Reply

    such great creativity on display, love this type of art installations…
    love the shots too!!

    • Jon February 28, 2017, 10:17 am

      Glad you enjoyed them!

  • bethnorman February 27, 2017, 9:27 am Reply

    A very unique thing to do on a beach in the winter. Toronto always has so many cool things going on. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful photos of the artwork.

    • Jon February 27, 2017, 11:46 am

      It will still be open when you come to Toronto for your next visit!

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