September 12, 2017
by Canadian Architect
Concinding with the September 7 opening night for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a 130-foot mural was installed across the street from the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which serves as the festival headquarters.
Commissioned by Greenland Group Canada, the public installation by Canadian artist Zeesy Powers arrives on the future site of Greenland’s two-tower King Blue condominium complex, designed by Page + Steele / IBI Group, and now under construction at the southeast corner of King Street and Blue Jays Way in downtown Toronto. Our sister publication, Building Magazine, has the full story:
Created to animate the area from street level, the artwork celebrates the history of the Entertainment District. Visible to pedestrians and traffic, the mural depicts a nod to cinema with four-foot tall exploding popcorn kernels, alongside Roy Thompson Hall’s iconic organ and an array of Toronto’s most-loved and well-known landmarks, as well as the bents of the Gardiner Expressway.
You can find the rest of the story via Building Magazine, linked here.