Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

May 2016 - Toronto ON

Doors Open this year included the Ontario College of Art and Design, OCAD. 
Now a Toronto architectural landmark, the iconic Sharp Centre for Design opened in 2004 as part of a major $42.5-million campus redevelopment. The award-winning, black and white “tabletop” structure stands above OCAD University’s main campus building on 12 multi-coloured steel legs. The centre is named after benefactors Rosalie and Isadore Sharp, and is home to OCAD U’s Faculty of Design, with facilities for the Faculties of Art and Liberal Studies. It was designed by acclaimed British architect Will Alsop in partnership with Toronto-based Robbie/Young + Wright Architects Inc., along with structural engineers from Carruthers & Wallace Ltd. and MCW Consultants Ltd. In 2013, architecture critic Christopher Hume named the Sharp Centre one of the “five most influential buildings” in Toronto. 

We were told by one of the guides to walk down from the 4th floor as there was graffiti in the stair wells.


  1. It works really well for an art college! I didn't get out to any of the Doors Open events this year.

  2. There are some good works there, apart from the tagging. In the second last photo, it looks like English artist Banksy's mouse. He painted one here but the local council accidentally scrubbed it off.

  3. GREAT stuff, the first image is my favorite!

  4. I miss Doors Open! Such a great program.

  5. Interesting architecture and a great variety of murals. Pity about the tagging.

  6. So art and design inspires more art and design. Perfect. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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