Tag Archives: streetcar art

St Clair: Spadina Rd

3 Jun

Here we are – part six of this series. Her and I took to the streetcar line to capture the beautiful art installations that have been placed along certain stops. Here’s what we found:

Spadina Rd
Weather Sampler, 2010
Artist: Judith Schwarz

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This is an abstract and playful representation of the varied weather that Toronto experiences.  The weather identified include sunspots, heat rising from pavement, overcast, clouds, sleet and rain.


St. Clair: Russell Hill

28 May

Part five of this many.

Russell Hill
How to observe a painting (or, two planes of stripes, one yellow and one red, drawn in perspective and receding in opposite directions), 2010
Artist: Kristin Peterson

This one said it was an opportunity to document how our elusive pictoral techniques alter how we perceive the world. I know. Totally pretentious. Plus, who the dude is going to remember that title?

Anyways, I liked this one because we used to live on Russell Hill Road the summer we both spent in Ottawa. It was a crazy, fast, and hectic summer, and it was awesome.

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St. Clair: Dunvegan

25 May

Part four. Click here for the other three!

Dunvegan Road
Meeting, 2010
Artist: Panya Clark Espinal

Ennnnnnh we don’t really remember this one. We did write it down, but it’s a bit indecipherable, and in addition, He said it wasn’t as interesting as the others. Sorry!

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St. Clair: Avenue

22 May

Part three of a million. Click here for more streetcar art.

Avenue Road
Scenic Route, 2010
Artist: Carlo Cesta

This one I like more in the concept as compared to the actual art. It’s a cool idea, and yes, it looks cool too, I think I would just like it more if there was colour incorporated.

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St. Clair: Deer Park Crescent

19 May

The second entry on He and I’s massive walk down St. Clair Avenue to capture the interesting public art on the streetcar stops – we made it!

Deer Park Crescent
Constructions, 2010
Artist: Cybele Young

This one was pretty cool. It was all about paper constructions that came from a walk around the area. It’s also the streetcar stop right across from my first apartment in Toronto, at 64 St. Clair Avenue West. That was a beautiful apartment, but it had mice, and for a girl that owned rats, that was not cool. Not cool.

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St. Clair: Yonge Street

7 May

Here we are – part one of this series. Last weekend, He and I took to the streetcar line to capture the beautiful art installations that have been placed along certain stops. Here’s what we found:

Yonge Street
Meadow, 2010
Artist: Peter Bowyer

The blurb for this piece told us that it was a pastoral civic ornament – a “moment of floral expansiveness for a busy street.” Well, he got the busy street part right!

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