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[PHOTO] Eight photos from a tour of Toronto’s Ice Breakers (#toicebreakers)

When I went down to the Lake Ontario shoreline last month to take in Ice Breakers, the Waterfront BIA’s winter public art, I should have known that the effects of the works would have needed a winter. In that the weather this winter really hasn’t been very winterish, I was let down. This is not the fault on the part of the artists and architects involved: Leeward Fleet, pictured in the first two photos, remained evocative despite the cold spring weather, I can see how the zebra-striped Incognito and the Icebox at HT0 Park would have worked with a bit of snow coverage, the two waving hands of Tailored Twins have an endearing whimsy, and Winter Diamonds would have been superb surrounded by a field of snow at Music Garden Park. It’s just that the weather let these works down.

Leeward Fleet, by RAW

Leeward Fleet, by RAW, against the condos

Incognito, by Curio Art Consultancy and Jaspal Riyait

Inside the Icebox, by Polymetris

Outside the Icebox, by Polymetris

Tailored Twins, by Ferris + Associates, across the street

Tailored Twins, by Ferris + Associates, from the west

Winter Diamonds, by Platant

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Written by Randy McDonald

March 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm

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