Nuit Blanche Toronto, or, Pull Up A Chair

On my way home from work yesterday, a short-turning streetcar forced me to get off several stops before I got to Queen Street subway station. While some may see this as a setback, since we’re entering Nuit Blanche territory, I actually got a sneak preview of some beautiful art.

Garden Tower in Toronto, 2013 by Tadashi Kawamata

In the courtyard of the Metropolitan United Church, at Queen East and Church Streets, there is a massive structure already in place. Chairs are stacked in an unpredictable jumble around two storeys high. It looks at once so massive that it could never be dislodged, and so fragile that it will fall over in the next strong wind. Though the immediate area around the installation is fenced off, the courtyard was buzzing with…