Toronto has its fair share of art. From the AGO and The Gardiner Museum to temporary installations popping up under the Bentway and along Queen’s Quay, there are enough beautiful things to entertain art lovers in our local communities each day of the week. Now, just in time for TIFF, visitors to the Entertainment District are getting a new way to experience more than 70 existing art installations.
Art Walk 2.0 is a new, immersive augmented reality experience showcasing outdoor public art pieces in downtown Toronto in a new light. The outdoor museum combines art with technology so you can engage with the installations in an interactive way that's never been done before.
Originally launched in 2021, Art Walk 2.0 will now incorporate an audio component for over 70 artworks in the Toronto Downtown West BIA, plus six augmented reality experiences, including the CN Tower and David Pecaut Square. A fifth and final experience will be released on September 23 as part of Toronto’s Nuit Blanche celebrations. Art Walk 2.0 is walkable, completely free, and offers an immersive, multi-sensorial journey for art lovers or those just looking for a fun way to explore the city.
Download the Engage Art app on the Apple or Google app store, pop your earphones on and start walking. Plus, you can record the augmented reality digital projections through your app and get involved in the augmented reality yourself. The audio tour gives viewers some information on the art in front of them, plus some context about the artists and the historical and cultural background of their work.
Head to yourexperienceawaits.ca to learn more and see the full collection.