Art contest to decorate John Street bridge

The city is soliciting designs for the art around the forthcoming John Street bridge. Metrolinx and StreetARToronto are asking artists to solicit ideas for a mural project that will be installed on the panels running along the accessibility ramps.

The budget for the project is about $47,000, of which up to half can go to artist commissions, and the city isn’t looking for amateurs; only those with experience in similar-scale projects are invited to apply.


The city’s drawing of the bridge looks—at least to me—completely bizarre, like a plaza in Brasilia or a Spanish outdoor auditorium. Certainly, I know nothing about these things—but I confess to doubts about the number of people we will actually see lounging, flirting and reading on the steps in the winter or as trains go by nearby. I look forward to my error, however.


Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

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