There's an awesome umbrella art installation on King Street right now (PHOTOS)

Mar 20 2019, 3:51 pm

For lovers of public art installations in Toronto, a new umbrella pop-up is bound to pick up your spring Insta game.

As the first day of spring is upon us, Roots partnered with Toronto-based pop and performance artist, Jessica Gorlicky, to create an art installation, entitled Open up to Spring, in the downtown core.

Located at King and Blue Jays Way, (next to Calii Love) Roots and Gorlicky created an umbrella installation and mural “to capture the beauty, excitement and rejuvenating spirit of spring.”

According to organizers of the colourful installation, new data reveals that Toronto is considered one of North America’s crane capitals. In fact, as of January 2019, there were 191 high-rise and mid-rise buildings under construction in the city of Toronto.

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“Pairing a cluttered skyline with spring showers can make any outdoor adventure in the downtown core feel dreary,” state the company, which is launching a new umbrella.

The self-opening umbrella is black on top, and features a fresh, open-air image of blue skies and lively trees, on the underside.

Courtesy of Roots

The Roots Umbrella pop-up installation is open now and will remain in the space until March 24, 2019.

Courtesy of Roots

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