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Snowfall Gust and Frost

Giant modern-style snowflake in the center of the Allen Lambert Galleria.

Snowfall Gust + Frost

The holiday décor on display was inspired by the architectural motif of the Allen Lambert Galleria, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the allure of a freshly frosted-over window pane.

The structural members in the Allen Lambert Galleria were inspired by a fractal patterns occurring in nature. Studio F Minus took that concept and applied it to the construction of snowflakes in nature. Beginning with a “Y” shape, drawn from the Galleria, then repeating and rotating that shape to create a new crystalline structure.

About the Artist

Studio F Minus creates public conversations through art. The team is comprised of Mitchell F Chan, Brad Hindson, and Michael Simon working with a network of world-class fabricators, engineers, and technologists.
Studio F Minus’ creative process is driven by two core principles: considering the public experience, and capturing public values. Because each site we create for is different, each of our artworks is unique.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

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St. Michaels Choir, group of boys dressed in suits and holding white hats in their hands while singing.

St. Michael’s Choir School

St. Michael’s Choir School

Celebrate the season with everyone at the Allen Lambert Galleria every December.

About St. Michael’s Choir School

Established in 1937, St. Michael’s Choir School provides a unique academic and music program, leveraging a world-renowned sacred music program coupled with excellent academic performance.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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Long shot of Galleria with plastic water bottles hanging from ceiling.

Floating MaiZe

Long shot of Galleria with plastic water bottles hanging from ceiling.

Floating MAiZE, 2023

by Jean Shin

Known for her inventive works that transform cast-off materials into elegant expressions of place and identity, Jean Shin’s art and practice is ingrained with the idea of sustainability. Shin has repurposed thousands of green plastic Mountain Dew bottles into an elaborate installation that resembles an artificial landscape. This large-scale artwork will float above audiences in the Allen Lambert Galleria, engaging them to consider the relationship between plastic waste, dietary choices, and environmental stewardship.

“Using cast-off or donated materials, I create large-scale sculptures that draw attention to everyday objects, often underscoring their circulation and cumulative effect upon our live environment. In the case of Floating MAiZE, the repurposed single-use plastic Mountain Dew bottles, once filled with soda containing corn syrup, illustrate the issues of corporate extraction and overconsumption, and the harmful effects of highly processed foods on our health. The sheer mass of plastic in Floating MAiZE encourages visitors to consider the failure of the beverage industry to take responsibility for the scale of plastic waste it generates, less than 9% of which is recycled, and this waste’s detrimental effects on the environment and our collective well-being.”

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

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416-777-6480

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Photograph depicting the art instalation Tepkik by Jordan Bennett

Tepkik

Tepkik by Jordan Bennett

Commissioned by BFPLTO, Tepkik, a 100-foot-long site-specific sculptural work by visual artist Jordan Bennett.

graced the Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place Toronto from July 30 to August 24, 2018, with a striking visual representation of the intersection of Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. Shortlisted for the 2018 Sobey Art Award, Bennett finds inspiration from images and stories created by the practice of artfully removing rock to create a petroglyph. Tepkik draws on the Mi’kmaq petroglyph that depicts the Milky Way, which has been found on the rocky shores of the lakes and rivers at Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia.

Bennett’s work employs both large, printed fabric panels and highly reflective surface elements. The piece creates a link to Mi’kmaq ways of being and understandings of our known universe by presenting a visual conversation exploring Mi’kmaq creation stories.

Jordan Bennett’s largest piece to-date, the sweeping, colourful Polysilk fabric panels used in Tepkik will transport visitors into the realm of the night sky, bringing the stars and stories of our galaxy into view at any time of day. The installation title, Tepkik, is a Mi’Kmaq word for “night”, reflecting on the creation stories that are told through the stars in the sky. Historical references to the sky, land, and our galaxy are illuminated by Bennett’s bright treatment of colour, both traditional and pop, as well as his interpretation of Mi’kmaq quillwork patterns and motifs. By pushing his limits and employing new materials in his art practice, Bennett has given a new forum for these oral traditions to be told and shared. Using over 200 ft of Polysilk fabric and custom reflective vinyl typically used for road signs, Bennett uses contemporary materials to evoke cultural markers of the past.

Tepkik was presented at Brookfield Place New York in the summer of 2019 and was a featured exhibition of The National Gallery of Canada’s Abadakone / Continuous Fire / Feu Continuel in the fall of that year.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

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416-777-6480

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Inflated cartoonish happy clouds are strung throughout the upper levels of the allen lambert gallery.

Into the Clouds

Into the clouds by FriendsWithYou

Little Cloud and three friends are spent their lazy days of summer hanging out in the Allen Lambert Galleria in August 2019. Presented by BFPLTO, Into the Clouds featured four large-scale inflatable clouds created by the Los Angeles based visual arts collective FriendsWithYou.

The cloud has been a recurring image in their work – an enduring symbol of love and light. By animating these simple forms with universally recognized human expressions FriendsWithYou continues to promote a positive message of happiness in their work and connectivity in the world.

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For information on where to shop, park, eat and drink and to find out more about our arts and events, contact the Brookfield Place Management Office at 416-777-6480.

Brookfield Place is situated on a 5 - ½ acre site in the heart of the financial district bounded by Bay Wellington, Yonge, and Front Streets.

181 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3
416-777-6480

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