Walk the solar system

Posted on August 6, 2014 in Blog, Public Art, W Queen W

One of the joys of living in a city like Toronto is the wonderful discoveries that you make during your daily routine. One of these is the walkable planets projects in the Christie Pitts area.

Artist Jode Roberts (more here) has created a series of signs and installed them along Grace Street and Gore Vale Avenue. The signs are similar stylistically to typical street parking signs in an attempt to fly-under-the-radar with city hall because no permit was obtained. There is one sign for each planet in our solar system (except poor old Pluto who was bumped off the stellar list) and impart a quirky factoid about the relative sizes of the planet versus the sun.

The project spans a two kilometre stretch of street scape with each sign’s distance from the next in proportion to the actual distances the planets are apart from one another.

Read more about the project in the Toronto Star here.

Jupiter sign of the Walkable Planets Project

Jupiter sign of the Walkable Planets Project

Saturn sign of the Walkable Planets Project

Saturn sign of the Walkable Planets Project

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