Inspire is a celebration of local contemporary culture, art, and community connection. Drawing from a deep creative resource in Toronto and Canada, the program unveils art interventions, cultural showcase, and authentic community engagement. Its aim is to unlock the potential for new, ever-evolving urban space as a hub of artistic expression, social exchange and muse for positive change.
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Offering an immersive viewing platform that invites curiosity; to pause, watch + listen in to the sounds of travel + movement of people + goods on one of Canada’s busiest transportation hubs. Commissioned by Public Space Incubator, designed by DeRail
Visiting Toronto from Uruguay, painter Alfalfa leaves us a memento of his visit on-site. His abeja humana can be found along the STEPS Initiative curated wall.
All New Maxwell House Coffee Pods
Composting is a natural process that turns waste into nutrient rich food for plants. Check out our new 100% compostable Maxwell House pods as they turn back into soil over the coming weeks. It’s the coffee you love, in a pod that leaves zero waste.
Anser Mysterious Date
Anser's Mysterious Date is a project born 2007 in Toronto to merge street art with traditional graffiti. Anser’s signature “The Face” engages ignored spaces with a familiar image found around the world.
ATM @ Tecumseth
Bacon is a local Toronto artist beautifying cityscapes with a combination of flora and fauna, portraits, and historical references. Bringing colour to otherwise drab pockets of the city.
Brave, bold and colourful Bareket Kezwer paints one of the first series of outdoor container works. Come see her bright mural onsite now.
Bowery Project is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to create opportunities for urban agriculture through the temporary use of vacant lots. Bowery Project designs, builds and manages mobile urban farms in downtown Toronto.
Elicser is Montreal born, Toronto based graffiti artist. Find his mural “Neil Diamond” on one of our containers and prints in the work / shop.
Emergence from Emergency
“Emergence from Emergency" is a series of poetic installations tackling today's most pressing issues. Black Realities is an interactive journey of storytelling, vulnerability + truths around the black experience.
Fats (Fathima) is an Indian-Canadian artist born and raised in the Middle East. Her mural can be found along the STEPS Initiative curated wall.
Jaime McCuaig + Graham Teeple
Jaime and Graham have joined stackt’s greenscaping team. You can spot their four season barrel planters and occasional flower bombs placed around the site.
Toronto Based contemporary muralist has left his mark at stackt! This Toronto icon can be found looking north on Bathurst.
With vivid and socially conscious works, Jason worked over three weeks at stackt creating a legacy project, A Love Letter to Lake Ontario. He engaged local poets, a large scale mural and the element of surprise to the piece.
Irish-born and U.S.-based artist, Maser, started painting graffiti on the streets of Dublin in the 90’s. His unique abstract style goes from murals to canvas to video and large-scale 3-D installations.
Mort is a Montreal based artist, his imagery is of popular culture + fashion but also of “underground” counter-cultures + Renaissance paintings.
Ness Lee is a Toronto based illustrator, painter and ceramicist. Come see her beautiful mural that was painted for MURAL Block Party.
Painting with @loveletterprojects for positive change in fresh water protection, Olivier created vivid imagery of threats currently facing our beloved Lake Ontario.
ATM @ Parking Lot
Peru is a muralist and graphic artist whose practice is informed by digital and traditional art forms. He is also a proponent of the ‘Graffuturism’ movement.
Finding green space you can feel at home in is hard to do in the city, we believe that no matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you’re going, you deserve to live well. Changing with the seasons, come feel at home. Brought to you by Minto.
Pollinators play a vital role in our ecosystem. By feeding on pollen + nectar, they transfer pollen grains to help plants reproduce. The Pollinator Garden offers a moment to educate + inspire. Brought to you by GFL in partnership with Bowery Project.
Q Rock or Que Rock is an Anishinaabe rapper, b-boy and graffiti artist from Nipissing First Nation. Created in collaboration with Surface Art.
As part of The Miniature Collection, this mystical landscape in Broadbent Sisters’ scenes invites you into a frozen world of magic-hour and moonlight.
As part of The Miniature Collection, the quiet winter atmospheres in Chris Foster’s scenes bring the viewer to a place of peace and retreat.
As part of the 2020 DesignTO Festival, Concord Custom Lighting is releasing a new + original line of custom lights, titled ‘Septa’. Septa is a series of modular, jewelry-like pieces that can be interconnected and styled into various forms.
Hygienic Dress League
Detroit art duo Hygienic Dress League bring surreal augmentations of reality "sci-fi dystopian glamour" with an environmental message to TO. Cracked Earth will be on view on the South Lawn until Oct. 30th
As part of The Miniature Collection, using entirely paper, Jasmine Cardenas creates an airy, blissful feeling in the imagined winter scenes.
Walkway to Community Lane
Jonathan Tyrrell is a musician, media artist, designer + educator in Toronto. His sound-based artworks are a collection of recordings along Lake Ontario + a doorbell activated Loon call. Jon + Duncan collaborated for Sounding Bodies for Nuit Blanche
As part of The Miniature Collection, inspired by children’s Christmas books, Julia Helpburn's dioramas explore the themes of sharing and belonging.
LAPIN, a sculptural ‘larger than life’ art Installation by artist Laurence Vallières trekked from Montreal as part of MURAL Festival and stayed into December.
Natalie Very B.
As part of The Miniature Collection, Natalie Very B.’s dioramas remind the viewer of the importance of shared memories.
Radical Norms is a Toronto based design research company. ‘Signs of Change’ engages w/ the future of Toronto + its culture. We invite people to propose their own future signage ideas to be printed on-demand from our pop-up container at Stackt Market.
Studio AC is bringing summer back to stackt. Their bright installations uses colour, form and symbolism to remind viewers of summertime + creates something that brings a bit of metaphorical warmth to the courtyard in the middle of winter!