Public Art

March Events in Downtown Toronto – Photo Walk Tours on Yonge St (Illuminite Light Festival and Allan Gardens)
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March Events in Downtown Toronto – Photo Walk Tours on Yonge St (Illuminite Light Festival and Allan Gardens)

We are happy to announce two amazing photo walks and tours taking place this March in downtown Toronto. Both are very unique. The night photo walk will explore the “Illuminite” light installation which runs through March on Yonge street and the day time walk is at Allan Gardens (open all year). If you are interested…

Public Art Photo Walk and Toronto Tour from Bentway to Union Station
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Public Art Photo Walk and Toronto Tour from Bentway to Union Station

It’s very exciting to be close to the Sunday event (June 25) when we will explore the west downtown of Toronto, from the Bentway to Union Station. We’ll see some amazing public art, installations and sculptures, and discuss photography, architecture, culture and public space. Please read this page for an overview and and then sign…

Toronto Public Art and Architecture Photo Walks and Downtown Tours (Community Events)
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Toronto Public Art and Architecture Photo Walks and Downtown Tours (Community Events)

We are pleased to announce our summer photo walk and walking tour event schedule. Our events present opportunities that combine creativity, city exploration and networking. Our walks, led by photographer and city enthusiast, Mike Simpson, take place in central Toronto, and explore culture, history, architecture and art. More than 300 participants have explored with Mike…

Toronto Public Art Photo Walk and Walking Tours
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Toronto Public Art Photo Walk and Walking Tours

It’s very exciting to announce our first Iconic Toronto event of 2022. For 4 years we have led photo walk meetups as Tdot Shots. Now we are evolving to co-promote the events as Iconic Toronto. Interested in this photo walk and walking tour? You can buy a ticket at our new events site: Tdot Events…

Tdot Shots Photo Walks in Toronto (Graffiti Alley to CityPlace)
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Tdot Shots Photo Walks in Toronto (Graffiti Alley to CityPlace)

Are you interested in Tdot Shots photo walks? Comment on this Instagram post and subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to join us next time. Walks are by invitation to our supporters and take place throughout the summer and fall. . In the IG post are some images from the walk last Sunday, July…

Building a Landmark: The Toronto Sign (Video by City of Toronto)
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Building a Landmark: The Toronto Sign (Video by City of Toronto)

The Toronto sign is undeniably iconic. For years it has been front and centre as an integral part the spectacular City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square complex, Located just west of Old City Hall and Eaton Centre, and east of historic Osgoode Hall, the TORONTO sign beckons to tourists and locals alike. Many oblige, paying…

Toronto Public Art: Exploring Downtown Parks, Sculpture and Murals
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Toronto Public Art: Exploring Downtown Parks, Sculpture and Murals

Toronto public art is at once beautiful and thought provoking and sometimes controversial. Often tied to development it tends to appear in areas with new buildings. Our writer Donna Chong explores some new and classic favourite public art works, between City Hall, the Financial district and Canary District. Read on for background on TO public art and a mini tour of each location.

Capturing Kindness During Crisis (Signs of the Times in Toronto)
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Capturing Kindness During Crisis (Signs of the Times in Toronto)

Documenting Our Community and Covid-19 via Street Photography Article and images by Shawna Cohen aka @co.snaps Sleep while you still can, they told me. Kiss your career goodbye, they warned. Ah, the things you hear when you’re pregnant. Turns out, what I missed most after having a baby was simply brunching and wandering the city:…

Toronto Public Art: Yonge St. Clair Mural by Artist Jerry Rugg aka birdO
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Toronto Public Art: Yonge St. Clair Mural by Artist Jerry Rugg aka birdO

This mural at Yonge and St. Clair in Toronto was created by artist Jerry Rugg (aka “birdO”) in cooperation with StreetARToronto (StART) – an organization supporting street artists in the city. Location: 1 St. Clair East at Yonge St. (just a few steps from the St. Clair TTC subway station). The art has two aspects…

Iconic Toronto: A Transit Fan’s History of the TTC’s CLRV Streetcar
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Iconic Toronto: A Transit Fan’s History of the TTC’s CLRV Streetcar

The Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV) has been a unique staple of Toronto for 40 years. They’ve rumbled across Toronto streets ever since September 30, 1979. Now, they are retired as of December 29th, 2019.