Exploring public art in Toronto: six sculptures

There’s plenty of art right in front of our noses — art the kids can sometimes even climb on!

The Archer
photo by www.kiltskate.com

Legendary Henry Moore’s iconic piece “The Archer” sits near the doors of Nathan Phillips Square. Spend some time interpreting this piece with the kids.
100 Queen St W, Toronto, (416) 392-2489

The Water Guardian

This colourful and gigantic Pan Am Games legacy reminds us that we are all caretakers for our sensitive waterways.
West Don lands waterfront

Between the Eyes

Imagecredit: www.spacing.ca
Eggbeaters? The Axis? Everyone has a different interpretation of this gigantic steel sculpture, located at the base of Yonge Street.
Yonge St, Toronto

Immigrant Family

This bronze homage to the immigrant family experience, makes it a very Toronto sculpture. Observe the look of love, longing, sadness, and hope.
18 Yonge Street

The Audience


Adding a creative touch to the Rogers Centre is “The Audience” by Michael Snow. Look up at the audience as they look down at you — with binoculars and all.
Rogers Centre, Toronto, (416) 341-1000

“Our Game”

imagecredit: The torontoist

Artist Edie Parker recreates the classic hockey rink scene in this bronze sculpture. The smiling teammates watching and waiting to jump the boards and join the game.
Hockey hall of fame, Front Street and Yonge Street, Toronto 

Image credits:    “Between the Eyes”   Alexandre Moreau, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 2.0.

 

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