Near the lake

This Sunday, something sculptural.

But first, about last week:

Last Sunday we really enjoyed our walk down to Queen’s Quay Boulevard, and eastward, to see Ice Breakers – five interesting design-firm sculptures/installations along the water intended to bring to mind the days of shipping on our lovely lake. Each of the pieces had its own charm, intrigue, or… mystery! See what we mean:

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THIS WEEK,
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Meet at the Y at 9:00.  We’re going to the hospital!
Don’t panic, but I’ll be saying that again, in the near future. Because a number of our hospitals have very interesting architecture and art installations. The first one we visit will be Mount Sinai. The lobby includes a bright sculpture gallery, with many pieces, inside and out, of work by former Toronto resident, the late, much-lauded Sorel Etrog. If you live in TO, you’ve seen his work before. It’s good to see a bunch of it exhibited together. Rough metal, painted surfaces. Large, small. The contrasts, both obvious and subtle, are fascinating. I think you’ll enjoy it!

Just for fun, we’ll pass one or two of his large public sculptures, too.

This brief walk will take us past Kensington Market at least once, so if you have any shopping to do on the way home, what better chance?

Also. Please note that the weather seems to be cooling again.
Definitely a return of seasonal temperatures.
Maybe: long johns, heavy socks, gloves, mitts. (Better warm than not!)

COMING RIGHT UP:

Other interesting outdoor and indoor installations. Perhaps an evening Light Fest adventure at the Distillery District. A great Asian New Year celebration of some kind Maybe a culinary festivity?

Don’t forget: you can always bring a friend or two along on any of these walks! Just make sure they have an idea of what is involved. Forwarding this newsletter to them could help them prepare for a morning of walking fun.

See you soon!

What?!
You’re just finding WestWalking for the first time?!

Welcome. You really should walk with us!
See you in the morning!

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