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parks department, which now has jurisdiction
over the site, to repeatedly send in the power
washers. Then, in 2014, the department tried
another tactic; it turned to StreetARToronto, or
StART, a program within the city's department
of transportation that promotes public art. The
result was a competition, with two winning
muralists-Troy Lovegates and an artist who goes
by the name Labrona-awarded the job of painting a row of columns along one of the streets that
cut through the site. Then, in June of 2015, 18 other muralists
joined in, doing "live art" during a festival that also featured
skateboard stunt demos, wheelchair basketball, Brazilian stilt
walkers, and a DJ dance party. Today, with a significant number
of columns decorated, the amount of money the parks department is spending on graffiti removal has been halved, says Jennifer Tharp, a project officer of design and planning initiatives.
PFS STUDIO

PUBLIC ART: PAUL RAFF STUDIO, MIRAGE

LIGHTING PLAN

facing the ones they'd already painted. When I
visited the park, Labrona was up on a scissor lift
painting the cement beam while Lovegates, a Toronto native who is now based in San Francisco, ABOVE
dabbed at a portrait of a baby on a column below. Designers combined
"All the people I'm painting here are from the community," he said. "This baby lives in that building,"
he continued, gesturing at an apartment building
on the Corktown Common side of Underpass
Park. The man he's already depicted seated in a
wheelchair rolls through regularly. Lovegates said
he met his subjects while working on the first
mural he and Labrona did in the park.

ambient lighting (for
safety) and spotlights
(for visual interest).
OPPOSITE

Shiny panels of Mirage,
by Toronto's Paul Raff
Studio, purposefully
distort the reflections
of objects below.

These portrayals seem perfectly suited for a park
that was conceived primarily as an amenity for
the surrounding area. But the truth is, Underpass
And recently, with additional funding from StART, Lovegates Park-like Corktown Common-attracts resiand Labrona were invited back to work on the row of columns dents from all over Toronto.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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