Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The big red canoe

There is a park right along side the Gardiner Expressway where a large red canoe sits at the top of a hill, ready for when global warming raises the height of the water. The park was named through a contest and is called Canoe Landing. Because it is an new urban park there are not a lot of trees - they decided to go with a bunch of tower cranes.

The park and the hill were created from excavations of tower foundations and parking garages. Douglas Coupland designed the park and situated the colourful vessel at the top, pointing towards the Gardiner and presumably Lake Ontario, via a number of condos. The condos have continued and now a wall of glass overlooks the red art installation. See more at my post here.

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