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The "Eel" sculpture at LeBreton Flats, next to the new Pimisi Station.


https://twitter.com/zzptichka/status...25170158817280
Nice placement. I'll have to wander over to check it out.
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Got a picture of one of the newer ones in St. John's. But first... this happened earlier, a mutual friend (in St. John's) of Ayreonaut (in Calgary) liked this post. I shared it because, I mean... a moose? Etc. I wasn't being negative toward Toronto at all, I just didn't get how this image exemplifies Toronto. It's more generic Canadiana at first glance:



(An aside, I do remember that raccoon upon closer inspection. That was fun!)

Then later I shared the pic of the mural at Purity Factories in St. John's (they make all our cookies and crackers and sugary drinks and treats. Basically every single thing they make is FOUNDATIONAL to some annual event here - Purity syrup at Christmas, for example; or Jam Jams on snow days, or lemon crackers for Sunday brunch).

And Ayreonaut got me good, lol

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Got a picture of one of the newer ones in St. John's. But first... this happened earlier, a mutual friend (in St. John's) of Ayreonaut (in Calgary) liked this post. I shared it because, I mean... a moose? Etc. I wasn't being negative toward Toronto at all, I just didn't get how this image exemplifies Toronto. It's more generic Canadiana at first glance:



(An aside, I do remember that raccoon upon closer inspection. That was fun!)


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The moose could be read as a reference to Charles Pachter's work, especially the iconic painting "Queen on a Moose". It doesn't really get more Toronto (and yes, generic Canadiana because, if you're from Toronto, why wouldn't it be? )
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Charity, Cathedraltown's (Markham) famous stainless steel cow on stilts, has been taken down. A saga.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/...mise-1.4706590
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The moose could be read as a reference to Charles Pachter's work, especially the iconic painting "Queen on a Moose". It doesn't really get more Toronto (and yes, generic Canadiana because, if you're from Toronto, why wouldn't it be? )
It's unlikely that it was meant as a reference to Pachter's work. It's more likely laziness akin to arguing that the bald eagle is NYC symbolism. The racoon is, by far, the animal most associated with Toronto.
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It's unlikely that it was meant as a reference to Pachter's work. It's more likely laziness akin to arguing that the bald eagle is NYC symbolism. The racoon is, by far, the animal most associated with Toronto.
That is very true.
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Charity, Cathedraltown's (Markham) famous stainless steel cow on stilts, has been taken down. A saga.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/...mise-1.4706590
I have more issues with that insipid looking subdivision than the cow.
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I have more issues with that insipid looking subdivision than the cow.
It will be interesting to see where it finally ends up. I should think there would be many places that would appreciate its weirdness.
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It will be interesting to see where it finally ends up. I should think there would be many places that would appreciate its weirdness.
Agree and it would be a shame if it remained in storage. With all the fuss it caused I'm sure it would gain popularity somewhere.
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Trompe l'oeil installation at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The street, of course, is actually flat. The piece is call Dunes (é)mouvantes. Installation by @nos_architecture with the collaboration of @mumtl.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BkX0c9HD...aken-by=mbamtl


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Crédit photo: André Duchesne. https://www.instagram.com/p/BkfQ8LTDcPF/?tagged=mbam
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New-ish around Winnipeg

New murals as part of the 2017 Wall-to-Wall festival

Muruals at The Forks in Winnipeg






https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece.../Winnipeg3.JPG

New West Hotel in Winnipeg's North End






https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLAM5-LVwAAkPik.jpg

A series of back lane murals featuring the beautiful creatures of North Manitoba


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece...-Winnipeg8.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece.../Winnipeg9.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece.../Winnipeg5.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece.../Winnipeg1.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece...0/murals02.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece...0/murals03.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece...0/murals05.JPG


https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/ece...0/murals07.JPG


https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iLMn8BMqd...0/P9254113.jpg


https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aLbkiHHE3...0/P9254092.jpg


https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MpjGwZjUI...0/P9254073.jpg

Bike lanes:


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https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg48P5SUwAAyD2v.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg3pqGKV4AATNkk.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg0O3-oUYAAySr4.jpg

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This is kind of a hidden gem in downtown Winnipeg, the new Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park. The park outlines where the old Fort Gary used to be, the only remaining feature is the original gate on the north end of the park.

The coolest feature of the park is the western edge's 400 foot heritage wall that displays thousands of LED pixel lights and puts on a light and sound show that you can initiate from your phone, check on the youtube videos below.

http://www.upperfortgarry.com/


http://www.doorsopenwinnipeg.ca/wp-c...G-660x440.jpeg




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More than 400 feet of steel and light, the Wall marks the height, depth and location of Upper Fort Garry’s west wall, which was demolished in the 1880s. Its layers scribe three continuous lines tracing the history of western Canada and of Upper Fort Garry. Viewing from left to right, the imagery begins with First Nations, Métis, and the fur trade. It then portrays European settlers and the events surrounding Red River’s entry into Canada. Finally, it depicts the remaking of the prairies, the building of Winnipeg, and the development of northern Manitoba.

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New for 2018. Find out the currently playing show on the wall, and initiate a show, directly from your device. As more stories are added to the Wall’s video library, step back and have fun cueing up your choice to light up the thousands of LED pixels.
Upper Fort Garry Sound and Light Show Art Installation 0:042 preview
The 400 foot long Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Heritage Wall was designed using multiple stacked layers of undulating steel, and with over 7,000 programmable LEDs, tells the history of the Fort and western Canada in unprecedented and never-before-seen ways.
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0:036 preview
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A brief look into how the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Wall was made 05:55


Upper Fort Garry - sound & light show amateur video 04:59
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Eventually the heritage wall will be the exterior wall to an interpretive centre that will be built on the site.

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The moose could be read as a reference to Charles Pachter's work, especially the iconic painting "Queen on a Moose". It doesn't really get more Toronto (and yes, generic Canadiana because, if you're from Toronto, why wouldn't it be? )
More likely a reference to Moose in the City. Saw them everywhere at the turn of the century.
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More likely a reference to Moose in the City. Saw them everywhere at the turn of the century.
Didn't Pachter design the moose used for Moose in the City? Pachter-Moose-Toronto seem inseparable to me.
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These 3 kooky things went up on the parterre at QdS last summer.
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those back alley murals are amazing!
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One of my favourites from MURAL 2017 with the funky dep next door



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Didn't Pachter design the moose used for Moose in the City? Pachter-Moose-Toronto seem inseparable to me.
Not sure who came up with the model/canvas. He did paint several of the 350 or so moose.
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Vancouver mural fest is in August. Over the past few years that they have had it the city has had some great new art around, mostly in the main street and mt pleasant areas.

https://www.vanmuralfest.ca/

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