In the belly of a bear
"This year we are expecting to include up to thirteen lifeguard stands across Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches located in the heart of the Beach community, south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. These utilitarian structures are to be used as the armature for temporary installations which will need to be able to withstand the rigours of Toronto winter weather. The exhibition is to run February 15, 2016 until March 20, 2016."
Winter might have been tougher than I thought because the installation named Lithoform, above, lost all the side panels that covered its plywood shell. The unpredictable side of winter makes it a challenge to design a sturdy station that will survive the wind and blowing snow, yet still engage the public.
See more photos after the jump.
You can also check out some of the 2015 warming stations on my post here.
Just a regular lifeguard station
The Steam Canoe