Experiencing Art: Winter Stations Design Competition 2016

Not even the torrent of Toronto winter weather can keep Art, Design and Beach lovers away from these unique installations!

This competition seeks to revitalize sections of the Beaches waterfront from Ashbridges Bay through to Kew and Balmy Beach, with public art installations that must last through the long and harsh winters of Canada.

We embarked on our exploration of these art installs on a Saturday in February that was unseasonably mild, dressing in layers and outfitting with Sun glasses; the SUN was shinning and we were red hot with excitement!

Arriving at Kew Beach, we parked the car along the street and felt the lake affect immediately. Preparing for the walk, I bundled up and thought “Jez, it’s not so cold down here!”.  Drudging along through the hardened sand, the water tides rolled in and with a gust of wind, so did the sand! Thank goodness for those sun-glasses, is all I will tell….

Here are three of the art installations that we came across in order of how we met them; you will notice many of the people in these shots are bundled for the cold but in these moments, were trying most to ward off the wind!

Winter stations art install-beaches -Victor Huynh Calvin Fung

FLOW SANDBOX by artists Victor Huynh and Calvin Fung


Winter Art Installs - beaches-Caitlind Brown-WayneGarrett LaneShordee

THE BELLY OF THE BEAR by artists Caitlind Brown, Wayne Garret and Lane Shore.

Winter Art Installs-Mark Tholen CurtisHo JungyunLee MonifaOncaCharles ReliaPark-HamidShahi-LambertStCyr-JaewonKim-JasonWong

THE STEAM CANOE by artists Mark Tholen, Curtis Ho, Jungyun Lee, Monifa Onca Charles, Reila Park, Hamid Shahi, Lambert St.Cry, Jaewon Kim and Jason Wong.

This was my favourite, it’s a sight to see and feel, its majestic in size and so believable from where it sits; symbolizing the development of Canada along millions of lakes and streams, where many cultures of people landed and turned their boats upside down and used them to create shelter.  EPIC!

This exhibit runs February 15 – March 20, 2016.

Learn more here: Winter Stations Design Competition


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(¸.•´ (¸ Réagan Jane ☆♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸





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