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A STEPS PROJECT

Leslie Nymark Public Art Project

TCHC and Tridel are working with STEPS to facilitate a public art project in the Villaways / Leslie Nymark community. STEPS invited Ontario-based artists and artist collectives to submit proposals for an exterior public art installation to be completed within the revitalized Leslie Nymark community.


PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Location: Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East, North York

Artist(s): In development

Year: 2020 – 2021

Services: Public Art Management

25+

professional proposals received

4

shortlisted artist collectives

1

lead artist collective to be selected in October

PROJECT DETAILS

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) partnered with Tridel to revitalize the Villaways neighbourhood in North York at Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East. Part of the revitalization process is the creation and installation of a community-engaged public artwork led by a professional public artist or artist collective.

A Call to Artists was released in March 2020 and attracted over 25 Ontario-based professional artists and artist collectives to apply for the Leslie Nymark Public Art Opportunity. A jury committee of peers consisting of two public artists and three Leslie Nymark artist tenants reviewed the applications and shortlisted four artist collectives to move forward in the competition.

On October 7, 2020, the 4 shortlisted artists presented their concept proposals and community engagement plans for the Leslie Nymark Public Art Project.

View the presentations from each of the shortlisted artists here!

HIBA ABDALLAH and the Department of Unusual CertaintIES (DoUC)
Christine Leu and Alan Webb, LeuWebb Projects
Jennifer marman & Daniel Borins 
Jessey Pacho, Moises Frank & Alex Popelavskis, Full Spectrum 
PROJECT PARTNERS
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