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Torontoist At The Crawl

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Photo by Shari Kasman.
Despite the less-than-ideal weather this weekend, the Queen West Art Crawl was a hit. Torontoist contributors Soloman Lam, Kevin McBride, Shari Kasman, and Miles Storey wandered the “Art and Design District” equipped with cameras, just in case you missed the action.


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Photo by Shari Kasman.
The Winking Circle‘s collection of artbikes in Trinity Bellwoods park were by far our favourite spectacle. “I’d like to see those bikes ambling down the streets on a daily basis,” says Shari Kasman.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
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Photo by Soloman Lam.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
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Photo by Soloman Lam.
“Tanya Mars was spotted heckling passers-by and demanded that they relinquish their money, lifestyle, hair, and whatnot. People were invited to pelt her with a bucket of water to shut her up.”
– Soloman Lam.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
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Photo by Soloman Lam.
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Photo by Miles Storey.
“Another performance highlight was the Boychoir of Lesbos, performing a hallowed repertoire which included liturgical versions of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”
– Soloman Lam
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Photo by Soloman Lam.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
It’s not discarded couches, it’s “Pile Art” by Toronto-based artist Katherine L. Lannin.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
Artist Jon Sasaki lit the Salvation Army Thrift Store at Queen and Lansdowne with black lights so that invisible lint, spills and stains would fluoresce. If watching CSI has taught us anything, it’s that sometimes those stains are better left unseen.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
Did you spot The Mushrooms of Parkdale? These fungi facsimiles by Katie Bethune-Leamen were hidden in storefront and home windows around the neighbourhood.
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
“Do you want to buy my resin jewelry?”
“No thanks, ma’am, I’m saving my money for creative knitwear.”
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Photo by Kevin McBride.
The Outdoor Art Show and Sale.
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Photo by Hamish Grant.
We weren’t able to catch bus stop attendant Nick Tobier with our own cameras, but thankfully Torontoist Flickr Pool contributor Hamish Grant was! [Mind you, he’s not actually a bus attendant: he’s part of the crawl, and is a Michigan art school professor and artist.––Ed.]
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Photo by Hamish Grant.

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