Lansdowne Fence Streetscape

  • Lansdowne/Paton St. Fence Corner
  • Lansdowne Fence - Bridge section
  • Lansdowne Fence - Streetcar section
  • Lansdowne Fence - Hydro section
  • Lansdowne Fence - Tower section
  • Lansdowne Fence - Paton St. facade

Lansdowne Fence Streetscape

Artist Team: Scott Eunson & Marianne Lovink

Commissioned by the TTC, June 2010­­

The goal of the Lansdowne Fence Streetscape project was to animate a vacant lot in the Lansdowne and Bloor neighbourhood and patch a hole in the fabric of the city. The intent was not to hide the site from view, but to ignite a discourse about the qualities of the place, as well as its future possibilities.  We chose to use imagery collected from the immediate environment for our subject matter and spent many hours photographing the site. Using computer software, we distilled and modified this collection of images into a series of graphic silhouettes which were then cut from exterior-grade plywood panels and installed along the length of the existing chain-link fence. Throughout this process, we were interested in revealing and highlighting the hidden beauty in the everyday and often overlooked corners of urban space and in providing a fresh perspective on the neighbourhood. By emphasizing the tension between positive and negative form, and experimenting with pattern and scale, we aimed to create a work with strong visual impact that would reflect and support the local community.