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: Justine Wong
Artist Statement: ‘The Flow of the Tiger’ activation is a celebration of the Water Tiger, which depicts a strong and robust tiger entering into cascading spring water. The animal is made up of a woven tapestry of rich patterned papers, each representing various elements like strength and perseverance. As we move into a new year, the tiger offers the community of Chinatown the ability to flow through challenges and move towards greater abundance.
About the BIA: The Toronto Chinatown Business Improvement Area (CBIA), established in 2007, is a not-for-profit community based City of Toronto agency. They work closely with three levels of government, area residents, BIAs and other groups to keep the Chinatown community strong!
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.