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: Aggie Armstrong

Artist Statement: The four benches incorporated Downtown Tillsonburg BIA's themes: shop, live, eat and explore. Themes were infused with fun and whimsy with floating representations, and artist's abstract swathes of paint, all threaded together by the inclusion of the red location pin emoji.

55 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 3P4, Canada
Brock Street West, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2A4, Canada
N4G 3V2, Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
38 Ridout Street, Tillsonburg, Ontario N4G 2E1, Canada
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Aggie Armstrong<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Aggie Armstrong<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Aggie Armstrong<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Aggie Armstrong<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg<br>Photography: Lucas Kschischang</p>
  • <p>Downtown Tillsonburg Benches<br>Artist: Aggie Armstrong<br>BIA: Downtown Tillsonburg<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.