Winter Stations

Toronto's lifeguard stations are due for a facelift. And you can help.

2Winter will not get the best of us yet. Its cold, dark, colourless grip on the country will not take hold in the Beaches area of Toronto, if some of the city’s best designers have anything to do with it. Raw Design, Ferris + Associates and Curio have teamed up to launch “Winter Stations,” a competition inviting artists, designers, architects and landscape architects to re-envision lifeguard stations on the Kew, Scarborough and Balmy beaches. We really need this, folks. If we don’t have a reason to walk outside to scout out the colourful installations, we may be facing another season of muscle atrophy.