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ArtworxTO Tours

Explore free self-guided public art walking tours today! We've partnered with Driftscape, local community artists and arts organizations to curate free public art tours all across the City. The tours include bonus media materials, artist interviews and features pieces from the City’s various divisions:  StreetARTorontoPercent for Public Art, and the Public Art & Monuments Collection.

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Mural of a woman on a cellphone, located in a TTC station

Toronto Transit Commission, Anonymous Somebody

TTC Subway Spadina to Runnymede Station

On February 26, 1966 the new Bloor-Danforth subway opened from Keele station to Woodbine station with extensions at both ends that were completed in 1968 and again in 1980.

Participants will travel on the subway to visit pieces of art at or in the vicinity of 5 different stations.

One such piece of artwork is at Runnymede station by street artist Elicser Elliott, “Anonymous Somebody”. The artwork, his first permanent piece, consists of images of people that one may see in the neighbourhood where the station is located.

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Mural of TTC streetcar inside a TTC station

Toronto Transit Commission, Summertime Streetcar

TTC Subway Dupont to Sheppard West

Opened in 1978, the Spadina subway line broke from tradition and redefined Toronto’s commuter experience with inspiring architecture and museum-worthy artwork that set a new standard for the city’s transit system.

Participants will travel on the subway to visit 14 pieces of art at or in the vicinity of 8 different stations on the Spadina line.

One such piece of artwork titled” Summertime Streetcar” by Gerald Zeldin, is a montage of PCC streetcars from differing perspectives.

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Colourful abstract mural on windows in a TTC station

Toronto Transit Commission, Sky Ellipse

TTC Subway Downsview Park to Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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.

Participants will travel on the subway to visit pieces of art at or in the vicinity of 6 different stations on the line.

Once such piece of artwork titled “Sky Ellipse” is by artist David Pearl

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