The much-anticipated wintertime exhibition returns this January


When: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: HTO Park, 399 Queens Quay W
Cost: FREE admission

Toronto’s latest interactive (and oh-so-Instagrammable) free public art exhibition opens this month — and you’re invited to the opening day celebration! On Saturday, January 19, Ice Breakers presented by PortsToronto makes its triumphant return to the waterfront, bringing with it a fresh crop of larger-than-life art installations. Rendering of Ice Breakers installation, the 'Connector'

Head down to HTO Park on January 19th for an unforgettable afternoon of art-gazing and family-friendly fun. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of all five Ice Breakers installations, meet the artists behind each piece, and keep warm with hot drinks and sweet treats. There will also be plenty of opportunities to explore and interact with this year’s vibrant and far-out contemporary art installations.

Don’t forget to join the Ice Breakers conversation by using #TOIceBreakers, #Artservedcold, and #TOWaterfront. Share with us your favourite photos and videos from the exhibition for a chance to be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

About Ice Breakers

A collaboration between Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), along with PortsToronto, Ice Breakers is a temporary art exhibition running from January 19 to February 24 along Queens Quay West.

Now in its third year, the wintertime exhibition features five winning installations that emerged from an international design competition. Teams from Hamburg, Germany and Athens, Greece will be joined by three Toronto groups. Each design responds to this year’s exhibition theme, “Signal Transmission,” which can be interpreted as the ways in which humans communicate with one another and other species.

Plan your visit



Before you head lakeside to experience Ice Breakers, check out the list of installation locations. You don’t want to miss out on seeing any of this year’s incredible art pieces!

Queens Quay Southside

Connector – We Brew Cafe Patio (Harbourfront Centre)

Tripix – HTO Park East

Tweeta-Gate – HTO Park West

Queens Quay Northside

Stellar Spectra – Upper Peter Street Basin

Chroma Key Protest – Lower Peter Street Basin

For more more Ice Breakers presented by PortsToronto, installations, and artists click here.