Friday September 26, 2014 – Friday November 21, 2014
Architecture Office Storefront, Toronto, Canada
September 26 – November 21, 2014
Curated by Megan Torza
Located at the former headquarters of the Ontario Association of Architects, RavinePortal presents architectural, landscape and artistic interventions that address the physical and psychological disconnect between Toronto’s dense urban environment and the 26,000 acres of ravine landscape that shape the city. The site, now a private architecture office, is situated within the Rosedale Valley Ravine less than 500 yards from the intersection of Yonge Street and Bloor Street, Toronto’s most prominent commercial address and main subway interchange.
The exhibition explores the past and present role the ravines play in the life of the city, and the future potential of the ravine system as a defining, interconnected and accessible open space and cultural network. The exhibition program includes a series of three chronological graphic exhibitions projected onto the face of the DTAH studio at 50 Park Road, a walking tour through the adjacent ravine, two lectures, and the installation of two new public art works during the course of the exhibition demonstrating how the installation of public art within the ravines can connect and endear the citizens of Toronto to the ravines in a way that is meaningful and sustainable.
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