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Interactive art brings the wintry Toronto beaches to life

For the second straight year, the world of design, brings the Toronto beaches to life in the dead of winter with the debut of the winning Winter Stations installations. The international design competition, is founded by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio. In addition to the seven winning installations, a fire pit designed by renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal was also unveiled.

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A young child stands next to the "In The Belly of the Bear" installation, designed by Caitlind r.c. Brown, Wayne Garrett and Lane Shordee from Calgary , as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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The "Aurora Borealis" installation, designed by a team at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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The "Flow" installation, designed by Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh , stands on the shore of Lake Ontario, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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A child pops his head out of the top of the "Flaoting Ropes" installation, designed by Elodie Doukhan and Nicolas Mussche from Montreal, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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A woman peers inside the "Lithoform" installation, designed by a team at Ryerson University in Toronto, stands on the shore of Lake Ontario, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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Two people investigate the inside "In The Belly of the Bear" an installation, designed by Caitlind r.c. Brown, Wayne Garrett and Lane Shordee from Calgary , as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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The "Lithoform" installation, designed by a team at Ryerson University in Toronto, stands on the shore of Lake Ontario, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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The "Aurora Borealis" installation, designed by a team at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, stands on the shore of Lake Ontario, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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People huddle inside the "Sauna" installation, designed by Claire Furnley and James Fox, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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People huddle inside "the fire place" installation designed by renowned Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, as a series of winter stations were unveiled on the beach in Toronto's east end.

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