Winter Stations returns to Queen Street East for Summer Stations

Winter Stations design competition is bringing three of this year’s installations back to Queen Street for another rendition of the Summers Stations. Presented by The Sud Group in partnership with the Beach BIA, the exhibition will transform three locations along Queen for the rest of July.

The Beach BIA and The Sud Group invite Torontonians to once again explore The Hive, Wildlife-Guard Chair, and Introspection in a summer setting. The stations will be located at R.C. Harris, Water Treatment Facility, Kew Gardens adjacent to the Toronto Public Library Beaches Branch and Woodbine Park. 

“Public art, as such, has an immeasurable impact on the neighbourhood’s identity; it adds value to the local cultural fabric and enhances the residents’ and visitors’ quality of life. The Sud Group is incredibly excited to partner with the Beach BIA and help realize a second edition of the Summer Stations. These installations have been bringing joy to the community for the past eight winters and were happy to be bringing a little bit of that joy back for the summertime,” says Elliot Sud, President, The Sud Group. 

“It is with great excitement and enthusiasm, that the Beach BIA invites the entire community to experience the Summer Stations on Queen Street East. This year, these three impressive art installations will bring joy to Torontonians and visitors at a busy time for all of us on the Beach,” says Paul Bieksa, Executive Director, The Beach BIA. This experience wouldn’t be possible without the generous contribution from The Beach House by The Sud Group as well as the cooperation and collaboration of Councillor Brad Bradford, City of Toronto’s Parks division and the wonderful people at R.C. Harris.

“Who knew after a year of pivoting, Summer Stations would stick around. We’re thrilled the stations’ lives can extend beyond one season – and of course, made possible through tremendous community and city support, Anex Works, the Beach BIA, and The Sud Group” says Dakota Wares-Tani, Architectural Designer, RAW Design.

Wildlife-guard Chair by Mickael Minghetti, with the guidance of Andres Jimenez Monge, France & Canada.
Photo credit: James Bombales
New Location: Kew Gardens
THE HIVE by Kathleen Dogantzis & Will Cuthbert, Canada.
Photo credit: James Bombales
New Location: R.C Harris Water Treatment Facility
Introspection by Christopher Hardy, Tomasz Weinberger, Clement Sung, Jason Wu, Jacob Henriquez, Christopher Law, Anthony Mattacchione, George Wang, Maggie MacPhie & Zoey Chao, Lead by Associate Professor Fiona Lim Tung, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
Photo credit: James Bombales
New Location: Woodbine Park
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