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Toronto's free month-long winter art exhibit starts today (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Jan 19, 2018 7:18 am 1,158

Now in its second year, temporary winter art exhibit Ice Breakers is returning to Toronto’s waterfront today.

Organized by Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), this outdoor art exhibit will provide the city with five temporary wintertime art installations that are 100% free to the public from January 19 to February 25.

This year, visitors will discover five new wintertime art installations located on Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden.

Ice Breakers

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

This year, the Waterfront BIA hosted an international design competition for the selection of five artist teams to provide installations for five unique sites.

Each of the winning art pieces was inspired by the stars in support of 2018’s theme, “constellation.”

Here’s what you’ll be able to see this year:

'Root Cabin'

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

‘Root Cabin’ 
By Liz Wreford and Peter Sampson, Public City Architecture (Winnipeg, Canada)

'Black Bamboo’

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

‘Black Bamboo’
By Bennet Marburger and Ji Zhang of 2408 Studio ( Hangzhou Shi, China)

'Winter FanFare'

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

‘Winter FanFare’
By Thena Tak (Vancouver, Canada)

'Ensemble'

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

‘Ensemble’
By João Araújo Sousa and Joana Correia Silva, JJs Arquitectura (Porto, Portugal)

‘Through the Eyes of the Bear’

Ice Breakers installation/WBIA

‘Through the Eyes of the Bear’
By Tanya Goertzen of People Places (Calgary, Canada)

This winter, if you’re looking for an excuse to get out of your condo, let this be it. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Ice Breakers

When: January 19 to February 25
Where: Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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