It's the last weekend to check out Toronto's free waterfront art exhibit

Feb 22 2019, 5:26 pm

If you haven’t made it down to the waterfront to see Ice Breakers yet, this weekend is your last chance.

Organized by Winter Stations and The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), the temporary exhibit features five wintertime art installations until February 24.

You’ll find the giant masterpieces on Queens Quay from Harbourfront Centre to the Toronto Music Garden.

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Four winning installations, which emerged from an international design competition, are featured this year. Pieces from as far as Hamburg Germany and Athens Greece, and as close as from Ryerson University are on display for your viewing pleasure.

Each of the designs responds to this year’s exhibition theme “Signal Transmission.”

“The theme is open to interpretation, and we were hoping to see work that’s both challenging and accessible,” said Roland Rom Colthoff, co-founder of Winter Stations. “Ice Breakers and its sister competition Winter Stations are reminders that public art can and should be fun, engaging and open to everyone.”

Justin Ridgeway, another Winter Stations co-founder said that Signal Transmission “may be approached as an exploration of data, digital and analog communication, including the various modes and codes involved.”

“Simply, Signal Transmission is about how humans and other species speak – to each other and to our self, internally,” he said.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll see when you stop by.

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‘Tweeta-Gate’ Eleni Papadimitriou and Stefanos Ziras of Space Oddity Studios SOS (Athens, Greece)

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“Stellar Spectra” by Rob Shostak and Dionisios Vriniotis (Toronto, Canada)

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‘Tripix’ by Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)

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‘Chroma Key Protest’ by Andrew Edmundson of Solve Architects Inc. (Toronto, Canada)