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: Wenting Li
Artist Statement: The activations feature imagery of animals gathering together for a journey through winter across the storefront windows of Bloor West Village’s local businesses. A fox, squirrel, rabbit, mouse, raccoon, owl, llama and swallow all journey together through the magic of this winter season, leading to warm gatherings with friends and neighbours.
Cinnaholic Vegan Bakery
Shakeys Sports Bar & Grill
Beauty Supply Outlet
Ruffins Pet Centres
Lemon and Lavender
The Repair Station
About the BIA: The Bloor West Village BIA was established in the 1970’s and was one of the first BIAs. Today, it is widely recognized as Toronto’s number one neighbourhood, especially for families and youth. The neighborhood features a mix of boutiques, retail stores, restaurants, bakeries, unique architecture and design, parkettes and a lot of greenery.
Thank you to our additional supporters!
I HeART Main Street is generously supported by Canada Healthy Communities Initiative funded by the Government of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and funding provided by the Government of Ontario.