Winter Stations will transform Toronto beaches

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

For the second year in a row, RAW Architects, Ferris + Associates and Curio are calling on local and international design communities to launch the Winter Stations Competition.

The contest transforms lifeguard stations along Toronto’s east-end beaches into themed works of public art by providing colour, movement, humour and life to the landscape. This year’s theme, Freeze/Thaw, requires artists and designers to respond to the changing conditions of Toronto’s winter while engaging with the public.

This year, the contest aims to transform all 13 lifeguard stations between Balmy Beach Club and Ashbridges Bay Park, with 10 stations involved in the competition and three to be set aside for participating universities. The installations will be in place for five weeks following their unveiling on Family Day weekend (February 13, 2016) and must be able to withstand Toronto’s winter weather.

The deadline for submissions is November 12, 2015, with winners announced in early January 2016. Full details can be found at

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