Winter’s REALLY here now and the bright point in this long, cold tunnel is the annual Winter Stations International Design Competition coming to the Beaches!

Bundle up and head east. This year’s theme is RIOT and you’re going to be blown away by the winning submissions. From Pussy Hut (inspired by the Women’s March movement) to the rotating columns of Obstacle to the oversized noisebox, Make Some Noise!!! You’ll walk away ready to raise a little hell! 

We love this yearly event as it gives us an excuse to enjoy the Beach in the middle of winter, and we can get up close and personal with the works. All seven installations will be built along Kew, Scarborough and Balmy Beaches in the heart of the Beach community, broadly located south of Queen Street East, between Woodbine and Victoria Park Avenues. Installations will debut on Family Day, February 19, 2015, and will stay open to the public until April 1, 2018.