Lakeview Village springs to life with hoarding showcasing local artists
Lakeview Community Partners Ltd., the consortium behind the massive development Lakeview Village in Mississauga, has erected an extensive hoarding around the site featuring the art of 19 selected GTA artists.
Lakeview Community Partners and Artscape Atelier enlisted the local artists for more than $100,000 in paid work opportunities at Lakeview Village, the transformative 177-acre mixed-use community coming to Mississauga’s waterfront. The completed pieces comprise more than 1,600 linear feet of artistic works situated near a massive field of sunflowers set to bloom at the project site this summer.
“We are excited to collaborate with Artscape and local artists to create a beautiful and immersive way for community members and visitors to enjoy the Lakeview Village site during the construction process and beyond,” says Brian Sutherland, drirector of development, Argo Development Corp., and development lead for Lakeview Village. “We are passionate about placemaking and look forward to welcoming the community back to experience the magic of a horizon of sunflowers at our site again this summer, this time with the stunning integration of original art honouring the waterfront.”
For more on the project, which ultimately will deliver 8,000 new housing units, read the In Conversation With … Brian Sutherland, Director of Development, Argo Development Corp. article.
“We were impressed with the caliber of submissions by each of these artists,” says Assaf Weisz, chief strategy officer, Artscape. “Now more than ever, artists have an important role to play in bringing our shared spaces to life. Together, these pieces will anchor the site in its historical roots, convey messages of healing for our present condition, and introduce a hopeful image of the future. We look forward to seeing their work at the Lakeview Village site throughout the summer months.”
Each of the artworks are installed on the redevelopment site of Lakeview Village, a sustainable mixed-use community and four-season waterfront destination on the former site of the Lakeview Generation Station. Arts and culture will be a central component of the future development, which will combine diverse housing options, with office space, retail and restaurants, trails, parks and greenspace, and cultural and recreational amenities – all connected to transit and the nearby 64-acre Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.