And Now For A "Stop and Smell the Roses" Moment:
I briefly noticed on Wednesday that the provincial building (MacDonald Block, 900 bay Street) contains some interesting looking art. Well today, having time and a camera, I took a closer look. The place is a veritable modern art gallery. Every hallway contains several huge installations in all sorts of media. I suppose they must have been commissioned with the structure as each piece is dated 1968. Stunning pieces and BIG - we're talking floor to ceiling and 4 to 8 feet wide. Unfortunately, the lighting is horrendous. Thus, the works are not shown at their best and the photos are mostly blurry.
This is the one that got me - a two storey high, beaded weaving. It's hanging in a darkish stairway so the photo does it nowhere near justice. The colours are amazing and each acrylic bead is larger than my fist. Go see this next time you're at Bay and Wellesley. It's right off the main atrium in the stairs going to the second floor.