Friday, June 7, 2013

Toronto Art


I love Toronto for many reasons and sometimes it's hard to keep up with all of  those reasons whenever I visit. I  stayed in the entertainment district in downtown Toronto, to be close to TBEX events and every morning, as I rushed to the conference, I was struck by how many art pieces decorated my short journey. Within a block, I met with three striking creations, including the presentation above, called "A Touchstone."  They reminded me of colorful bowling pins but the pieces actually represent the trans Canada highway.



 I was intrigued by the whimsical sculpture sticking out from the Rogers Centre stadium, above.


And I passed this stark red piece  that reminded me of a sideways sailboat. Toronto boasts some great museums and galleries but I forgot that in this diverse city, you only have to step outside to enjoy all aspects of creativity.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

love the public art on display here - mexico was great for that too - gallery hopping too is one of my favourite pastimes...

Fly Girl said...

Catherine, public at is such a treat, especially when you don't expect it!

Andrew Graeme Gould said...

These are really striking, Rosalind!

Fly Girl said...

Andrew, thanks! There's nothing like imaginative street art to make a place memorable!

A Cuban In London said...

Lovely city I've heard. Many thanks for the tour.

Greetings from London.

Fly Girl said...

Cubano, Toronto is very similar to Chicago, that's one of the reason's I love it.