After 16 months in Toronto we finally made it to The Beaches! It was a beautifully sunny day yesterday so we decided to head down to the lake and check out the Winter Stations design competition that was ending this weekend.
Winter Stations is in its second year, and aims to encourage people down to the beach in winter by transforming the lifeguard stations into art installations. The seven installations along Kew, Scarboro and Balmy beaches all focus on the theme of freeze/thaw. Fortunately for us the thaw has now very much happened, but it was still a chilly 1°C on Saturday.
Our final stop was the sauna, designed by a couple from the UK, which provided a warm escape from a chilly day.
The Beaches is a bit of a trek from our house, which is one of the reasons why we’d not made it down here before now, but we’re glad we finally did. It’s a great part of town, with the residential streets and the stretch along Queen Street East, with its cafes, independent shops and yoga studios, making for a very pleasant walk after paying the beach a visit.
Emma and Stewart