Ice Breakers ‘breaks through’ Queens Quay West with Five Interactive Public Art Installations
January 21 – February 26 on Toronto’s Urban Waterfront, between York and Bathurst
Three-dimensional, faceted hands standing three metres high; glowing, modular boxes from Denmark; and oversized, camouflaged massing models will each mark Toronto’s Waterfront this month as part of the brand new public art exhibition Ice Breakers.
The sprawling exhibit – a collaboration between The Waterfront Business Improvement Area and the founders of Winter Stations (the popular, annual art competition held along Toronto’s East End Beaches) – will feature five public art installations which be dispersed along Queens Quay West (between York and Bathurst streets). Starting January 21 and running over eight weeks, residents and visitors to the Waterfront will have a chance to discover, explore and engage with these interactive installations, each sourced from both local and international design teams.
The name ‘Ice Breakers’ is a nod to the utilitarian ships that once broke up the ice in Toronto’s harbour, allowing commerce to flow in and out of the City during the frigid winter months. The exhibition will play on this concept, breaking up the winter landscape with spectacular design and encouraging Torontonians to engage with the artwork and each other, while enjoying the picturesque beauty of the Waterfront in wintertime.
Ice Breakers is made possible with the generous support of its partners, including PortsToronto, Waterfront Toronto, Porter Airlines and Harbourfront Centre.
For more information and to get a sneak peak of all five installations, visit waterfrontbia.com