Last week, the winners of the Winter Stations international design competition were invited to Toronto to present and assemble their public art installations. Five warming huts have now been constructed around lifeguard stands on Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches in the city’s east end Beaches neighbourhood.

The theme of this year’s competition was warmth, and the art is intended to encourage people to spend more time outdoors during the winter.

The competition was organized by RAW Design, Curio and Ferris and Associates. Streetcar Developments was the presenting sponsor, joined by sponsors Rockport Group, Urban Capital, Urbancorp, Worsley Urban Partners, Zen Homes, Reserve Properties, the Glen Condo, Fieldgate Homes and the Ontario Association of Architects.

BuzzBuzzHome News attended the PechaKucha Night at the Design Exchange to speak with the winning architects. We then headed out to The Beaches (despite frigid temperatures) to get a firsthand look at the completed Winter Stations.

Video and photography: James Bombales

Host, producer, editor: Kelsey Pudloski

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