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

Image: Winter Stations

Image: Winter Stations

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

The third annual Winter Stations design competition, which launches Feb. 20, transforms a series of lifeguard towers along Kew, Scarboro and Balmy Beaches into striking and interactive installations.

The eight winter displays, which were 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 of this year’s edition is Catalyst, and the most exciting installations not only reinvent the space but also challenge viewers to change perceptions.

Admission to Winter Stations is free and open for public display from Feb. 20 to March 27. In the original spirit of Burning Man, the winter-friendly pavilions are temporary, site-specific, and free of corporate sponsors.

Visit winterstations.com for more info.