Friday, September 16, 2011

The Arcadia Gallery at Bathurst & Queens Quay - a #TransitHubbing Adventure

The Bathurst and Queens Quay Hub rests at the bottom-left corner of the lakeside sector of Toronto's transit system. Venturing past the usual harbourfront fare and into this idyllic part of the waterfront community is like venturing into another world. Relaxing gardens, sweat-inducing basketball courts, and little-known parks will greet you when you get there. But nestled within this Hub is another hidden gem of the artistic kind: the paintings, photographs, and performances at the Arcadia Artist Co-op's Arcadia Gallery, open every Saturday afternoon...

To get to the Bathurst and Queens Quay Hub, take the 509 streetcar from Union Station or the Bathurst streetcar south to Queens Quay

Once at this Hub, walk a few blocks west along Queens Quay...

...which will take you to Bishop Tutu Boulevard

Keep a keen eye out for the Arcadia Gallery sign along the front sidewalk

Then walk up the Arcadia Co-op's front steps and into the lobby

Here you'll find beautiful works of art created by the artists living in the building

An additional surprise: sometimes the artists themselves will be there to greet you! Here's Angie Viger with her work: "Riding with Irena" (30" x 30")

At the co-op's special events, performers from the building get the chance to showcase their work

Performances include everything from music to poetry

Have a #TransitHubbing Adventure of your own that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at and tell us about a Hub that you've visited (or one that you know like the back of your hand). What makes it interesting? What are some relatively-unknown places or things that TransitHubbers should check out? Send us your story, along with your photos, today!

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