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
professional proposals received
shortlisted artist collectives
lead artist collective to be selected in October
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!