FROM THE STREET, THE MAX TANENBAUM SCULPTURE GARDEN IS WELL HIDDEN – BUT IT’S THERE

Between Toronto’s Bridgepoint Hospital and the Don Valley Parkway, you’ll find a large sculpture garden containing 20 works by the deceased Canadian artist WILLIAM LISHMAN. The life-sized sculptures aim to celebrate the human spirit, and they were gifted by the Tauba and Solomon Spiro Foundation.<PHOTO – George Pyron>Residents of the Hospital have a pathway below the sculptures. There are plenty of benches and a forest of trees separating the walking path from the expressway – which can get quite noisy. To get there, cross the Gerrard Street Bridge and turn left on the west side of the Hospital. Straight ahead the Garden will come into view. <PHOTO – Flickr><PHOTO – Diane Walton><PHOTO – George Pyron><PHOTO – FlickRriver><PHOTO – urbantoronto.ca><ABOVE – Bridgepoint Hospital>

THERE’S COLOUR & MOVEMENT THIS WEEKEND AS YORKVILLE CELEBRATES MURALISM & PUBLIC ART

TORONTO’s Yorkville Murals is an annual three-day cultural event celebrating contemporary muralism and public art. A collection of artistic murals couldn’t be missed inside the courtyard at 99 Yorkville Avenue.There are panels, exhibits, and screenings transforming into an outdoor gallery all summer long.  Half of the artists are Canadian. This year’s event featured Djs, light shows, and live painting by two Montreal-based artists Mateo and Xray. Mixing big names like Los Angeles-based street artist, Mr. Brainwash, with local or up-and-coming talent is the cornerstone of the project. – CBC News.<ABOVE by JARUS/Yorkville Murals><ABOVE by Montreal-based OLA VOLO>

A UNIQUE VAN GOGH EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WON’T FIND IN AMSTERDAM – IT’S HERE IN TORONTO

There’s still plenty of time until October 12th/2020 to step inside Vincent van Gogh’s finest works of art. From the originators of the Parisian Atelier des Lumières exhibition that’s been seen by over two million visitors worldwide, this exhibit continues in a 5-storey building at #1 Yonge Street, once belonging to the Toronto Star. It’s accessible on foot or in a vehicle. Curated images from van Gogh’s 2000+ lifetime catalogue of masterpieces including the Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885) to the Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889).This is an exhibit that fans of the artist’s work, probably couldn’t have imagined until now.