Toronto – Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge

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Client: City of Toronto

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team

Artist

Justus Roe

Standing Wave LLC

assistant

Laiken Breau

Standing Wave LLC

Overview

Location: Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge from intersection of King St W. and Queen St. W across Gardiner Expy, Lake Shore Blvd, to Martin Goodman Trail at Palais Royale
Clients: City of Toronto
Curators: Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and City of Toronto StreetARToronto
Dimensions: ~ 9500 sqft – Medium: Acrylic and latex paint – Timeline: 07/17 – 11/17

Goals

An international cultural exchange between the City of Toronto and the City of Chicago as part of the StreetARToronto Partnership Program, easily the largest and most significant piece I have worked on. The project is part of a cultural exchange between sister cities Toronto and Chicago to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and the ‘Year of Public Art’ that is taking place in Chicago.

Process

The project is part of the StreetARToronto Partnership Program and is a collaboration with the STEPS Initiative, an award-winning, Toronto-based public arts organization. The project brought together the artist and local residents to transform the Roncesvalles Pedestrian Bridge, one of Toronto’s busiest connections to the waterfront. The launch was sponsored by the Palais Royale.