A colourful streetcar will be rolling through the city this weekend.
A group of artists have come together to ensure the last of the TTC’s old model streetcars make a statement when they cruise through town.
As part of an art project called CityFund, a new charity that’s changing the way citizens support the growth and vibrancy of Canada’s cities, the TTC will be rolling out a rather colourful streetcar this week.
‘A Streetcar Named Toronto‘ is the organization’s first project, which includes the revamp of a TTC Canadian Light Rail Vehicle (CLRV), and has been hand-painted and decorated by local artists as part of celebrations for the retirement of the 40-year-old fleet.
Several local artists were selected to transform streetcar #4178, with Jacquie Comrie painting the exterior of the vehicle using a variety of paints and full-spectrum palettes, including neons and glow-in-the-dark paint, making it visible to everyone at night.
The interior will feature art activations by Nicole Beno, Ryan Van Der Hout, and Chris Perez, along with textile and lighting modifications by Suanne McGregor.