Downtown Tillsonburg Benches

This project is part of I HeART Main Street, a program supporting Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) with the support they need to activate their main streets through public art and placemaking. This program engages BIAs, local artists and businesses across Ontario to create more vibrant and safe communities.

Project Type: Temporary Exhibit

Artist: Ray Vidal

Artist Statement: Ray Vidal’s bench activations bring more life, vibrancy and diversity into Downtown Tillsonburg for all community members to enjoy. May these works of art further illustrate Tillsonburgs BIA’s ethos of Eat, Shop, Live and Explore for others to enjoy and connect with.

41 Bridge Street West, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 1Y1, Canada
37 Harvey Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 3J7, Canada
68 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 3P3, Canada
Tillsonburg Town Center Mall, 200 Broadway St., Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 5A8, Canada
  • <p>Artwork (Rendering)<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA</p>
  • <p>Artwork (Rendering)<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA</p>
  • <p>Artwork (Rendering)<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA</p>
  • <p>Artwork (Rendering)<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Ray Vidal<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>

About the BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg BIA uses the combined strength of all the members in the Business Improvement Area to beautify and promote the downtown in order to maintain a retail shopping district capable of meeting the day to day and specialty needs of residents.

Thank you to our additional supporters!

I HeART Main Street, presented in partnership with RBC Royal Bank and ShowLoveTO produced by the City of Toronto, is generously supported by the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, funding provided by the Government of Ontario.