In 2015, the City of Toronto enacted legislation that requires community artwork to be installed on new construction sites that encroach on the public realm.
While hoarding (the walls that surround construction sites) may vary in size from site to site, it typically is 8 feet in height, and is assembled in panels that are installed side-by-side. These stretches may line our city’s streets for years; endure long winters and construction activity; as well as serve as the public facing image of a development project.
With this, and our experience working with some of Canada’s largest private and public development groups in mind, we have developed a selection of Hoarding Art Exhibit offerings found below.
Developer select artowrk from PATCH's curated collection
Developer selects artist from PATCH’s curated collection or through a targeted “Call for Proposals” — the artist produces new site-specific work with input from developer.
PATCH arranges for a community artist or arts organization to create a site-specific, community engaged art piece — the artist facilitates the production of new site-specific work that reflects either the local community or a theme with input from the community.
Each construction site is different and many offer unique surfaces to work with. PATCH works with developer to explore what unique site-specific opportunities may be present. Some options include: fence art; jersey barrier installations; light and/or sound installations.
© 2017 The PATCH (Public Art Through Construction Hoarding) Project - all images are copyrighted by the artist, unless otherwise noted