Running along Toronto’s east end beaches, Winter Stations asks designers from around the world and teams from three Canadian design schools to transform utilitarian lifeguard stations into creative, imaginative works of publicly accessible art for six weeks of the winter. Winter Stations is now in its fourth year and has attracted attention and acclaim from the design and architecture community around the world for its creative embrace of winter outdoor space.
The theme for Winter Stations’ fourth year is RIOT. Designers took their inspiration from the past year’s political upheaval and continued global uncertainty, acting out and actively resisting through a riot of colour, form and material.
All seven installations are located along Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches in the heart of The Beach community, broadly located south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. Installations stay open to the public until April 1, 2018.
Founded in 2015 by equal partners RAW, Ferris + Associates and Curio, Winter Stations International Design Competition is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing temporary public art to the city.