Carlaw + Dundas New Signature Marker

Update: The new signature marker stands up to media criticism! Take a look at some of the articles that have been written about the our signature marker in Urban Toronto, the Toronto Sun, and the Beach Mirror.

I am proud to announce that we have a winner for the Carlaw + Dundas Signature Marker Design!  Internationally acclaimed Toronto artist and designer Pierre Poussin’s obelisk marker will become an iconic feature of the neighbourhood and will help raise the bar on public space design.

The selection of this signature marker will transform the Carlaw and Dundas corridor, and will be placed on the triangle of City-owned open space west of Carlaw Avenue, north of Dundas Street East, and south of Dickens Street. The public space will be transformed into an urban gathering space.

This is an exciting moment for the Carlaw and Dundas neighbourhood, our ward and the city. Pierre Poussin’s wonderful design speaks to the industrial character and vibrancy of our neighbourhood.

Pierre Poussin specializes in large-scale public art installations. His work has been featured at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Paralympics and is on display at Toronto’s Underpass Park. He has also worked with the Peace Bridge Authority of Fort Erie and Buffalo, Princeton University, the Walt Disney Corporation and many others. He is a graduate of the furniture design program at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. You can see more of his work here.

The Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative has been guided by local input through several public consultations. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to open houses and community meetings, and to give my sincere thanks to the jury for their hard work.

The next Open House for the Carlaw + Dundas Community Initiative will be in November.  Final design and construction work is expected towards the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2017.  You can visit the project website at carlawdundas.ca to learn more about the design, and to see the winning obelisk concept design.