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Wind Flowers by John Dickson

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Dotting the section of Toronto’s West Island shore line some bizarre species of plant, John Dickson’s Wind Flowers are activated by Lake Ontario’s winds. The installation is part of the in/future, a festival of art and music in the abandoned Ontario Place. Made from repurposed cymbals, Wind Flowers respond to the power of the breeze, ranging in intensity from gentle buzzing to dissonant clanging.¬† Continue reading

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Artivism takes flight in Toronto’s densest neighbourhood

Open City Projects - MuralWhen you ask Torontonians about St. James Town, you’re likely to hear some disparaging remarks. Constructed in the 1960s, the 19 towers that house many of the city’s recently arrived and¬†economically vulnerable residents make up Canada’s densest neighbourhood at 25,000 people, and arguably its most diverse. All this vibrant complexity and dynamism, however, happens to be nestled among the drabbest and dullest architecture in the city. Continue reading

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