“The Water Route is a public amenity for the City of Toronto designed by Waterfront Toronto in partnership with Life of a Craphead. The understated walking path serves the needs of Torontonians by creating much needed easy access to the city core from the lake shore without having to travel through downtown. Inspired by the path of the extraordinary salmon who return home when they are about to spawn, the Water Route calls on pedestrians to cross the lake, go around the world, and get themselves back to some of Toronto’s most popular neighbourhoods. With seasonal landscaping, a series of commissioned public art projects by local artists, live events, and family-friendly programing, the Water Route will become an attractive landmark as well as a much-needed thoroughfare. Along with the other Waterfront Toronto projects the route will revitalize not just the waterfront but the water and the rest of the world. The Water Route will provide a total of over 40,075km (circumference of the Earth) of usable space for Torontonians. Straight, useful, and elegant, the Water Route will bring you the world, as you’ve never seen it before with a concrete ring pierced through all landscapes.”
Water Route: Model for Waterfront Development Project (2016) presented at Showroom at Art Museum, University of Toronto. Curated by Sarah Robayo-Sheridan. Produced with the assistance of Miguel & Carlos Bolullo, Emily Hogg, Sandy Plotnikoff, and Dax Morrison.
LOAC also curated the Performance program of Showroom.
Originally presented as Stress Ramp (2008): “Stress Ramp is a ramp that is 100 feet long with a 3.5 foot drop. When stressed you run down the ramp into Lake Ontario. Stress Ramp is a proposed public amenity for the City of Toronto.”