More Art From Toronto’s Streets

I love art and have worked in the art world for several years. But nothing excites me more than finding art in ordinary or unexpected places, where the general public can experience it. I also love to see designs that push the envelope or shake things up a bit.

Take the Sharp Centre for Design building. An expansion of the Ontario College of Art & Design, it’s fun and whimsical and was totally unexpected. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but for a design school, I think it works.

Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art From Toronto’s Streets – Sharp Centre for Design

I liked the juxtaposition of these two buildings. There’s nothing unique or surprising about either but there are design elements that echo in both.

More Art From Toronto's Streets
More Art From Toronto’s Streets

I did make it to a few of the galleries on Morrow Avenue where I took these photos of the exterior of the building.

Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art
Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art
Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art
Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art

Still on Morrow Avenue, I spotted this piece.

Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
More Art

This 500,000-tile mural at the first Trump International Hotel and Tower to be built in Canada was created from two photos of Torontonians, one taken at an Air Canada Center and the other at Roy Thompson Hall. The photos were superimposed to create the image for the mural.

More Art from Toronto's Streets
Trump Tower Art

The Bay Adelaide Centre, which is directly across from the Trump Tower, features an impressive public art piece which was designed by American lighting artist, James Turrell. The lights are set against what looks like granite walls. It’s pretty cool to watch them change colors – from green to pink to blue to beige, etc.

Finding Art on Toronto's Streets
Bay Adelaide Center Art

What’s the most unusual piece of art you’ve come across in your travels?

23 comments on “More Art From Toronto’s Streets

  1. I love these shots of unusual art that you have captured – I always make my kids stop and look at them as we come across art in our travels – hope they appreciate it one day! 🙂

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. These are very cool photos, Marcia. Love the unexpected. I’ve only seen the Sharp Centre for Design from the CN Tower. Hope to get a closer look next time.

  3. We do tend to ignore the familiar. I’m sure someone else visiting NYC sees things I’ve missed, Lisa. To me, there’s so much to see in Toronto, hope you get to see them too.

  4. Cool shots there!! Its incredible how we travellers find things which would otherwise be missed by most!! Lovely, have a wonderful weekend Marcia:)

  5. These are so cool and glad you spotted them around the city. That mural looks awesome. I guess we’re too busy sightseeing sometimes we forget to look for art in unexpected places. I need to do that more often. It would make for a great post =)

  6. There’s a mural I have always loved in Toronto – down near the St. Lawrence Market called The Flatiron Mural. Have you seen that one?
    You’ve got some interesting shots in this collection.

  7. woooow.
    Nice photos, it is very interesting. You have a nice choice.
    I will visit that places some day. I like to see them alive.
    Thank you for sharing.

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