7 St. Thomas
Balance and colour combinations are essential to Craig White’s artistic practice and are central in all his pieces. White tries to tell another person’s personal story or struggle through his art hoping that it will connect with someone else who sees it.
White’s “Canadian Zebra” draws inspiration from his time teaching in Northern Ontario near Hudson Bay. One student described a zebra to another, who had never seen one before, as a moose hiding behind the trees. The piece reflects White’s interpretation of this concept as it emerged from the minds of his students.
PATCH partnered with St. Thomas Developments to install this work on the streets of Yorkville. St. Thomas Commercial Developments Incorporated, together with St. Thomas Developments and Lee Development Group, is a proudly Canadian real estate development company with an impeccable reputation and wide-ranging international affiliations. 7 St. Thomas is its latest in unique developments, combining historical Victorian townhouses with contemporary architecture in the most desirable neighbourhood of Bloor-Yorkville. With a dramatic undulating fritted-glass design and registered with the certification goal of LEED Gold, the building integrates seamlessly with the row of restored 19th century townhomes below. Steps from international hotels, restaurants and high-end retail, 7 St. Thomas is a world-class address where work styles and lifestyles become one.
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