Category Archives: Public realm

* Mirvish Village’s Public Art

“Mirvish Village will have a number of Stella-designed sculptures that, like the original painting, will use a combination of abstract geometric shapes and bright fluorescent colours. The sculptures offer a more modern take on the original painting’s concept, similar to how the redeveloped Mirvish Village will modernize the traits of its previous iteration.”

http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2018/10/mirvish-village-public-art-plan-pays-tribute-sites-past

*Can construction noise affect your health?

“An Ipsos Reid polled commissioned by Municipal Licensing and Standards suggests residents are most concerned about noise caused by construction and/or heavy equipment due to residential and commercial building construction.”

Link to CBC podcast of White coat, Black Art : How loud noises can affect your heart https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/how-loud-noises-can-affect-your-heart-1.4911172

The World Health Organization’s report indicates that the louder the noise the quicker it adversely affects health:http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/383921/noise-guidelines-eng.pdf

Revamping Toronto’s Noise Bylaws, CBC News, Jan 28, 2019 : https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-wants-public-to-weigh-in-on-revamping-noise-bylaw-1.4992136

Link to City of Toronto study https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/hl/bgrd/backgroundfile-104524.pdf