Outdoor art exhibit comes to Toronto’s Waterfront


These movable sails will be one of five temporary Waterfront art installations along Queens Quay this January 2017.

This winter, a new series of outdoor waterfront art installations will celebrate winter on the waterfront. The exhibition, called Ice Breakers, is a collaboration between the Waterfront BIA and the team behind Winter Stations – the annual art competition held along Toronto’s East End Beaches. From January 21 to February 26, you can find the Ice Breakers installations at Harbourfront Centre, HTO Park, Music Garden East, the Rees Street Parkette and the Peter Street Basin. 

The name Ice Breakers is a nod to the event’s winter theme as well as the ships that used to break up the ice around the Toronto harbour. Ice boating was also a favourite winter pastime for adventurous nineteenth-century Torontonians. While you can no longer go ice boating in the Toronto harbour, winter on the waterfront is full of exciting experiences and Ice Breakers waterfront art will give Torontonians another unique way to embrace winter on the waterfront. 

Ice Breakers Preview 

We invite you to join us at Boxcar Social on January 19, 2017 for a preview of the Ice Breakers installations and Q+A with the five teams behind the designs. Find all the details here

The Transformation of Toronto’s Central Waterfront Tour

As part of the Ice Breakers installations, we’re hosting a series of walking tours that will explore the Toronto Central Waterfront’s transition from a thriving port into a place for people to live, work and play. Join us as we lead you through the whirlwind of development in the downtown waterfront and explore the challenges, the successes and the lessons we’ve learned for the future of waterfront revitalization. 


Sunday January 22 at 3pm

Sunday February 5 at 11am

Location: Tour begins at 60 Harbour Street and will move west to Spadina and Queens Quay West. This is a 90-minute tour.

For more information, contact info@waterfrontoronto.ca