Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Downtown Fishing


Probably the newest park in Toronto, "Canoe Landing Park", finally opened this summer in the middle of an area down by the lake on former railway lands that are being filled with condo towers. The 3 acre park has 2 playing fields, a 1 mile running path, and several art pieces by Canadian author/artist Douglas Coupland who was involved in some of the design of the park. I love these giant fishing bobs that he has designed and placed in a lovely area looking down on the playing fields. Just behind them you can glimpse the beaver dam fountain which I will show tomorrow.

8 comments:

EG Wow said...

Love those huge bobs. Makes me think Lake Ontario has really, REALLY big fish. :)

LĂșcia said...

Art can be fun too!
The colourful pieces of art are very beautiful and they make a nice composition with the buildings behind them.

Ken Mac said...

thank you for your recent comment re my mom's passing. Heartfelt thanks and appreciation, very sweet of you.

Randy said...

Those are great. So colorful.

Rob G said...

Such fun. Love them. Where is this? The east end of Queens Quay?

Sharon said...

This is a very colorful display. I'd love walking among these and picking out my favorites.

Steffe said...

I just ordered a few Douglas Coupland novels this week. Some very cool art in this new park.

RedPat said...

Rob - the park is between Spadina and Bathurst just north of Lakeshore Blvd. You can see it from the Gardiner Expressway too.