Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer in Toronto: Play Me, I'm Yours: Public Art in Canada

For the month of July, 2012 Toronto has played host to some beautiful instruments: 41 pianos have been placed around the city, each one decorated by a different artist to represent one of the Pan American countries, and each with the message "Play Me, I'm Yours" displayed prominently. The pianos are part of an art project to promote the 2015 Pan-Am Games.

The 41 Pianos project is based on 'Play Me, I'm Yours', an international artwork project by Luke Jerram. That project has been touring internationally since 2008, with over 400 pianos installed in cities all over the world. The Toronto edition is designed to promote the 2015 Pan Am Games. Source: http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/arts-and-entertainment/

As we strolled through the streets of Toronto, we captured the images below. Alas, we did not get to all 41 of them, but what we saw and heard was beautiful.

Trinity Square

Nathan Phillips Square


Bloor/Avenue Road

McGill Parkette

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