Winter Stations winning designs are now on display at the Distillery District
The seventh annual Winter Stations competition has partnered with The Distillery District to present three of the winning designs as part of a never-been-done-before Spring Stations program.
Running until late July, The Distillery District invites the public to safely view winning installations ARc de Blob, From Small Beginnings and The Epitonium, along Trinity Street and Gristmill Lane.
“We’d like to thank our patrons and the wonderful community around Winter Stations for their support and patience while we ensured the safe exhibition of Spring Stations at The Distillery District,” says Elena Price, General Manager, The Distillery Historic District. “After the challenging year we’ve had, we’re hopeful that these three beautiful instillations can safely bring some hope and positivity to our visitors. We’re very excited to welcome a beloved Toronto event to our property, as we see new and familiar patrons returning.”
A fourth station, THROBBER, is also on display at 33 Parliament Street, directly south of The Distillery District via a partnership with Graywood Developments.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to share 33 Parliament with the city and are excited to welcome visitors to safely view THROBBER,” says Neil Pattison, Senior Vice-President Development, Graywood Developments. “To the team behind THROBBER, thank you for helping inject colour and animation to our space. Graywood believes in the vibrancy of our city, particularly in the downtown. Through the power of public art, this station along with all the winning designs will help bring smiles and joy.”
“The circumstances of the last year have forced us to get creative, but thankfully creativity is in the DNA of Winter Stations,” says Roland Rom Colthoff, founder of RAW Design. “I can say that this year’s launch is certainly the warmest we’ve ever had in the seven years that Winter Stations has been active. An immense thank you is owed to all of our partners, sponsors and supporters. And a special thank you to The Distillery District and Graywood Developments for sharing their wonderful spaces for our exhibition. We hope to see you all again at the Beaches next year!”
Summer Stations at The Beach Village BIA is tentatively scheduled for later this summer. Winter Stations is also working to find a suitable home for this year’s student design, Embrace, from higher-education partner, Sheridan College.