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Sorry to bump an old thread - but I was biking around here and it looks like they're installing a large public art installation between the buildings. Looks like they're supposed to be large abstract metal flowers.
 
Sorry to bump an old thread - but I was biking around here and it looks like they're installing a large public art installation between the buildings. Looks like they're supposed to be large abstract metal flowers.

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Here's more of the upcoming public art here. No idea who it's by or what the landscaping will be like around it (please don't be just a lawn, please…), but it's looking terrific to me, especially the piece nearest the water.

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I think this art looks great! But practical questions: What about maintenance? How will they keep them clean and white? Seems like they could collect a lot of dust, dirt. Condo's responsibility or city's?
 
My thoughts exactly on maintenance - and let me take it a step further. Imagine the first time somebody with a can of spray paint happens across the roses ... how brutal will they be to try and clean. Love it but also question how well it is suited to a public outdoor area.
 
Checked out this area today. The sculptures are interesting, but the two closest to the lake strike me as too big for this relatively narrow corridor (both in height and footprint). I would not be happy if I had one of the ground level units on either side looking out at these large white metal roses. I don't know what kind of landscaping planned here, but these sculptures will dominate it. Does anyone else feel these are overscaled for this narrow corridor?

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The public promenade is very nicely done here, plenty wide to accommodate lots of people and activity. However, since there is not a commercial presence in the base of these buildings, I winder if there are there plans to program this space with things like regular farmers markets or such. If this space along the lake is intended to be a quiet space, then I think there is too much hardscaping, and something green more akin to the music garden would work better. As it is now, there are only benches to sit on, although they are beautiful.

Perhaps the Yonge St slip will have more commercial? Currently, the Seagulls are enjoying the sun closer to Yonge.

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Maybe cover that wall in mirror, that would create a neat effect of the promenade going on forever rather than just a dead end.
I agree that the tornado shaped sculpture is a too big and too close to the building -- it should be placed at the opposite end of this corridor. If I had one of those east-facing townhouses nearby I would be really mad that I would lose the water views, but it would really nice if they were softly lit at night when the view to the water is completely dark.
Overall I think these sculptures are one of the better public art pieces I've seen used on a condo site.
 
Or even better, maybe a photo-realistic but witty/surrealist mural of the promenade extending past Redpath to Jarvis slip. Something akin to the Besant mural at Gooderham/Flatiron building.

AoD

This mural in Quebec City immediately comes to mind: goo.gl/58cg84
 

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