Barrie’s burgeoning arts and culture scene is about to liven up the city streets thanks to a series of art installations that will be displayed throughout Pratt Homes’ newest residential community, Yonge Station.
The developer has commissioned renowned sculptor Ron Baird to design landmark art pieces for the site, one of which is a large-scale sculpture called Spirit Clock that will stand tall at the corner of Yonge Street and Madeline Drive.
The towering sculpture — which will measure 34 feet high by 22 feet wide — is considered to be the sister project to the artist’s famous Spirit Catcher sculpture that’s currently situated on Barrie’s waterfront. It’s also inspired by the old-fashioned clocks that decorate the streets of many famous European cities.
Pratt Homes is the first developer in Barrie to bring such a sculpture to a residential project. Take a look at a drawing of the proposed art installation below:
In general, each art piece will stand to represent the development’s proximity to the Barrie GO station along with the city’s up-and-coming south end.
Aside from the wonderful works of art, Yonge Station will house a selection of condos, townhomes and eight-plexes situated on Yonge Street and Madeline Drive. Those looking to reside in a large space will also be pleased to learn that more than half of the units will exceed 1,300 square feet.
Interested in learning more? Mark your calendar, because the grand opening will be taking place on Saturday, May 3rd, which is when more models and landmark renderings will be released!