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Scene: A Big Huge Track for Small Cars

Hot Wheels brings a 625-foot-long track to the AGO.

WHERE: Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West

WHEN: Friday, March 14

WHAT: The Hot Wheels Ultimate Track installation, which kicks off the Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge—a six-month-long, cross-national competition that invites children to construct innovative and ingenious tracks. The Ultimate Track is made up of over 1000 track pieces and connectors and measures over 625 feet. This particular giant, glorious track was not built by young people: it was produced by a Track Expert team composed of engineers, architects, a parent expert, and professionals known as “creative technologists.” We are not entirely sure how one would train to be a creative technologist, or what the field of creative technology involves, exactly, but we would like to train as one and enter the field if it means we could build giant tracks for tiny cars. The Ultimate Track will be at the AGO through March 16.

Comments

  • VictorianShuter

    I’m a bit disappointed it doesn’t take advantage of the two-storey-plus height of the atrium. I’m sure expense and liabilities would be a hurdle, but still…

  • VictorianShuter

    I’ll give you a short answer: Mattel gave AGO a bag of money and they said yes.

  • 44North

    Oooh, cool. I bought an assorted pack of Hot Wheels track for my toddler. Though it’s not age appropriate, it’s harmless enough…and I mostly wanted it for myself. Perhaps I might be visiting the AGO soon.

  • Notcleverguy

    This looks fantastic!

  • Kiefer

    Are we still on feet? I’m a 25 year old Canadian and neither I nor my friends have a clue what ’625 feet’ is. Can we just finish the switch to metric already?