It's called "Balance" and pays tribute to the area's industrial history:
It's right across the street from the Starbucks on Hanna Avenue. Rosie :)
All the murals in this area are really something special, and you should check them out. Two new ones are being unveiled tomorrow: 'Faces of Islington' and 'Everyone. Everywhere' which is a mural based on Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. After the ribbon cutting, there is a reception at Arts Etobicoke, located at 4909 Dundas West. Click here for details. Rosie :)
"The rose is without why, it blooms because it blooms, it cares not for itself, asks not if it is seen." You can still see it for yourself until October 27th at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West at Bay. Rosie :)
This is a new edition of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei's three-dimensional structure of 3,144 interconnected bicycles. The way they are lit is stunning to look at both from a distance and up close. There was something magical about the way we came up from the parking garage into the huge space of the square, and they illuminated the night.
You can visit these beautiful bicycles any time until October 27th at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West at Bay Street. But... I recommend going after the sun sets. Rosie :)
I love this little garden for the free art exhibits, and my little man loves it for the absolutely fantastic waterfall fountain. It's really unique and peaceful to take in.
The Toronto Sculpture Garden is located at 115 King Street East right across the street from St. James Cathedral. This is a perfect spot to admire the architecture of this stunning church, which has the tallest tower and spire in Canada.
My only knock against the park is that the city locks it up at 6:30p.m., which I think is really early for the summertime. I felt bad for the city employee who had to kick us out; it is not a good day at the office when you have to tear a happy little toddler away from a water fountain in a public park in broad daylight. But it's a lovely green space downtown with free art so I can't complain too much. Rosie :)
These "dancing creatures" caught my eye last week while driving on the Lakeshore and when we took one of our walks by the water I couldn't wait to see them up close. This installation is filled with 1,200 LED lights, making the creatures just glow with colour. I absolutely love it. You have until the end of September to see this luminous work of art at the Humber Bridge and you should. It is stunning, and costs nothing to experience. Rosie :)