Toronto’s Legacy Art Project announces architectural finalists

The Legacy Art Project (LAPT) proudly announces a short list of five outstanding teams of artists and landscape architects, bringing Toronto one step closer to having a new permanent public art and landscape installation inspired by Terry Fox on Toronto’s Waterfront. This impressive list of Canadian artists has been chosen to create an art expression, including a beautiful public gathering place, that will reflect the values of innovation, perseverance, courage, community engagement and hope which Terry Fox exemplified.Legacy Art Project, Toronto

The five finalist teams were selected by the Legacy Art Project Jury from a long list of 40 “Expressions of Interest” submissions, led by seasoned Art Consultant and art expert Rebecca Carbin, Principal of Art + Public Unltd.LAPT, Legacy Art Project, Terry Fox, Toronto

“The Jury was thrilled by the calibre of response to this call,” says Rebecca Carbin, the Legacy Art Project’s Art Consultant. “It was very clear that the vision and ambition for the project, to create a site that will inspire people to look to Terry Fox’s legacy and think bigger than themselves, captured artists’ attention and imagination.”

The LAPT Jury is comprised of leading figures in related disciplines of art and design:

  • Kitty Scott, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario;
  • Michael McClelland, Principal, ERA Architects Inc.;
  • Minaz Asani-Kanji, Manager of Outreach, Park People;
  • Judy Jarvis, Co-Chair, Partners in Art;
  • Terry Nicholson, former Director of Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto;
  • Gaetane Verna, Director of The Power Plant Centre for Contemporary Art; and
  • Brenda Webster, Senior Associate, Urban Design, Urban Places Stantec.

The Legacy Art Project, working with the City of Toronto, will build a permanent public art and landscape installation inspired by Terry Fox’s legacy. The art and landscape design that will be revealed in a juried public art competition will create a setting to inspire visitors, ignite passion, spark action and create impact. Legacy Art Project Toronto and its working group include diverse members of Toronto’s community from business and civic leaders to philanthropists, planners, architects and dedicated volunteers.

This releases was first published by the Terry Fox Legacy Project. You can find the original here.