Art in the Public Realm
Bringing colour and culture to public spaces
Art installations – both permanent and temporary – add East Village’s vibrancy.
Art installations surprise, inspire and delight in East Village
One of the East Village Master Plan’s key placemaking strategies, CMLC’s Art in the Public Realm program strives to create engaging spaces that surprise, delight and provoke connection and memorable interaction for residents and visitors through temporary and permanent art installations. Since 2010, the program has brought dozens of sculptures, murals and other installations to the neighbourhood.
Promenade by Julian Opie (2012)
In East Village’s first permanent public art installation, LED-animated figures move through street scenes, reflecting the movement of life in the neighbourhood.
SAMEWAYBETTER/READER by Ron Moppett (2012)
Five massive panels of brightly coloured mosaic illustrate East Village’s early days and transform Riverfront Lane into an outdoor art gallery.
Bloom by Michael de Broin (2015)
Inspired by St. Patrick's Island natural landscape and the nearby cityscape, this monumental sculpture of lights the island at night.
Corridor of Connection by Michelle Hoogveld (2018)
Exploring themes of connectivity, community celebration, sport and gathering, murals adorn the walls of the 4th St SE Underpass.
Device to Root Out Evil by Dennis Oppenheim (2019)
The widely-recognized sculpture of an upside-down country church is temporarily at home in East Village’s 5th Street Square.