Public art bus tour in downtown Toronto

Have you noticed that there are increasing numbers of public art installations in Toronto? Heard about them but don’t know where they are? Driven by them but had no time to stop? Walked by and want to know more? On Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm, take a unique and fun bus tour, guided by art expert Betty Ann Jordan and art world insiders, and discover a critical mass of new inspiring works in Toronto’s downtown core. Venture into the heart of emerging neighbourhoods by comfortable coach, exiting at some locations to see works up close. Witness Toronto’s evolving urban core and the energization of its public spaces through the lens of an impressive array of public art, all of it enhanced by Betty Ann’s insightful interpretations and behind-the-scenes stories.

The bus departs from the Gladstone Hotel (1215 Queen Street West) at 2:00pm sharp and returns to the hotel at 4:30pm. Please arrive at 1:30 to receive your snack pack and find your seat.

The Grand Tour includes works by: Vito Acconci, Jennifer Marman + Daniel Borins, Nestor Kruger and Carlo Cesta at West Harbour City; Douglas Coupland, Pierre Poussin, Mark Di Suvero, Katharine Harvey, Maha Mustafa, John McEwan, Francisco Gazitua and Adrian Göllner at Concord City Place; Troika at Corus Quay; Fastwurms, Olaf Breuning and Francisco Gazitua in Liberty Village; and a few surprises along the route.

Betty Ann Jordan is a professional art tour guide and journalist who trained as an artist. She writes freelance feature articles and reviews as well as authoring a monthly Artist File column for Canadian House and Home magazine. Her articles and columns have appeared in Toronto Life, Where Toronto, Essential Toronto, Azure, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, American Style, Canadian Art, Art News, Fashion, Elm Street, and many other periodicals. She offers art and design walking tours in Toronto’s urban core.

Tickets are $40. Reserve your seat on a luxury passenger coach, equipped with powder room and wheelchair access.

For more information and to book, please e-mail by April 12, 2014.