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TSA Tour | Art and Architecture on the Spadina Line 2019

01 July 2019



Time: 1 July, Monday 10:00 AM | 21 July, Sunday 1:30 PM | August 18, Sunday 1:30 PM

Location: 1 Bedford Road

Cost: 0-$15 HST included 

Duration: 2 hrs

Ticket: Click Here | Registration is required. 

This event is part of the Home and Away lecture series at the Daniels Faculty. The keynote lecture will be on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Opened in 1978, the Spadina subway line broke from tradition - if Toronto’s subway stations had once been known for being functional but severe, the Spadina Line redefined Toronto’s commuter experience with inspiring architecture and museum-worthy artwork that set a new standard for the city’s transit system. In 2017, six new stations - each a collaboration between local architects, celebrated international studios, and renowned artists - were added to the line, making the Spadina Line one of Toronto’s most impressive and integrated collections of contemporary art and architecture. 

Join us on this one-of-a-kind subway ride as we explore the stories behind the underground gallery that is the Spadina Line! From grounded brutalist hubs to playful multi-coloured stops, come explore the line’s unique stations – all drastically different from one another and featuring integrated artwork in fun and unexpected ways. Along the way we will discuss the collaborative process between architects, artists and engineers to achieve these beautiful and functional buildings, as well as some of the challenges faced when integrating art into public settings.

These tours are made possible through the generous support of the Ontario Association of Architects