How tall is too tall? A new Harbourfront Centre art exhibit launching on September 30 will examine this question with the hope of engaging the public in a debate on the role, benefit and beauty of tall buildings.

Harbourfront and the Toronto Society of Architects are collaborating with RAW Architecture, architectsAlliance, KPMB and visual artist Douglas Walker to help kick-start the debate with a unique art exhibit.

Always the innovative force in the architecture world, RAW is unleashing its creative ideas onto the social media world with a campaign that offers the public an opportunity to submit photos to the exhibit thus helping to frame the debate over tall buildings.

Here’s where you come in. And by you, we mean hundreds of you’s! RAW needs hundreds of images for this exhibit and is requesting submissions of photos taken using any device of any building the photographer considers tall. Buildings in these photos must be framed between the photographer’s thumb and index finger.

It can be a building that you love or hate. A building that’s as cute as a bug’s ear or a complete ugmo. As long as it’s framed between your thumb and index finger, submitted by Monday, September 26 and accompanied by a caption up to 140 characters in length, your photo is good to go!


Pictures will be incorporated into RAW’s “TALL IS MORE” digital installation.

Photos can be submitted through Facebook, Twitter or email (tall@rawdesign.ca). The max file size is 600×800 pixels.

Cool? We think so! In fact, the BuzzBuzzHomies are planning a few submissions of our own.

The “TOO TALL?” exhibit at the Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen Quay West) will launch with a VIP event on Friday, September 30 and will be open to the public from October 1 to December 31.

Tall buildings, art, debate. These are a few of our favourite things so we’re beyond excited for this exhibit take shape.

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