Celebrate the beauty of cold with Winter Stations at Toronto's beaches

Photo:  Winter Stations

Photo: Winter Stations

The beach might be the last place you’d think to go during Toronto’s peak winter, but a series of extraordinary structures could convince you to come out of hibernation.

Winter Stations, which runs from Feb. 18 - April 1, transforms a series of lifeguard towers along Kew, Scarboro and Balmy Beaches into striking and interactive installations.

The four winter displays, selected by a design jury from hundreds of submissions, are designed to encourage people to get outside and celebrate the beauty of the stark winter landscape. 

The theme for Winter Stations’ fifth anniversary is Migration. Designers were asked to explore all facets of migration, including the complex social issues that surround humanity’s shaping of our global society, the flight of animals and the exchange of ideas.

The four designs will be joined by two student installations from Sheridan College and Humber College.

Admission to Winter Stations is free and open for public display. The winter-friendly pavilions are temporary, site-specific, and free of corporate sponsors.

Visit winterstations.com for more info.