TORONTO’S 3RD ‘WINTER STATIONS DESIGN COMPETITION’ OPENED ON A SPRING-LIKE DAY

stations4Photographer STEVEN EVANS took in the event on Kew, Scarborough and Balmy beaches on a perfect holiday Monday. This year, designers transformed lifeguard stands into works of art and the kids certainly seemed to approve.

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stations7LISA ROCHON, Jury Chair for the competition, led visitors on a tour of the installations.

stations2Among the eight creations this year – ‘NORTH’ by Studio Perch, MONTREAL

stations8Mayor JOHN TORY showed up to take in the festivities.

stations10“COLLECTIVE MEMORY” by Mario Garcia, BARCELONA & Andrea Govi, MILAN  One of the highlights – “BEACON” by Joao Araujo & Joanna Correia Silva, PORTO.  It’s best seen at night when a shaft of light points skyward.

stations6The Beaches are easy to reach by public transport. Take the #501 streetcar eastbound to Neville Park from the Queen Street subway station. Alight at Woodbine or Leuty and walk south from there.

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THE BEACHES TAKE THE CHILL OFF WITH THEIR 3RD “WINTER STATION DESIGN” COMPETITION

STREETCARINSNOW2Like it or not TORONTO is a winter city, and at Kew, Scarborough and Balmy beaches they’re again embracing the season by transforming lifeguard stands into works of art. The 3rd annual Winter Stations Design Competition is back from February 20 to March 27.

stations6Among the installations this year “BEACON” by Joao Araujo & Joanna Correia Silva, PORTO

stations2“I SEE YOU ASJIYU”, Japanese hot spring-inspired installation by Asuka Kono & Rachel Salmela, TORONTO