Over the recent years, the City of Mississauga’s public art collection has grown to nearly 20 permanent pieces. Public art is important to add inclusivity to the public as it can be enjoyed by all creating a tighter knit community. These professional pieces of art are always accessible to the public and free to enjoy.
1) Building Colour
Artist: Panya Clark Espinal
Location: Seven Mississauga Transitway Stations – Central Parkway, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum and Orbitor
Building Colour is an artistic component located in the Mississauga Transitway project. It can be found near the storage rooms of the seven stations. This permanent public artwork uses sculptural components made of cast and fabricated bronze, architectural glass and colour changing LED lighting with touch sensitive triggers for the audience to influence their colour and light patterns.
2) Pine Sanctuary
Artist: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
Location: The Riverwood Conservancy
Pine Sanctuary is located in the Riverwood Conservancy. Funded under the Canada 150 project the large-scale aluminum sculpture is an iconic signal from afar and offers a dynamic experience of space and light from within.
Artist: Stephen Cruise
Location: Harold E. Kennedy Park
If you’re in Port Credit, stop by Harold E. Kennedy Park to see Familia. These stone sculptures are positioned to mimic the flow of the Credit River and act as an extension of the children’s play area.
4) The Book
Artist: Ilan Sandler
Location: Mississauga Celebration Square
Located across from the Central Library, The Book is a large-scale painted steel sculpture with two pages torn away from its spine. The Book’s pages appear to blow in the wind, while one of them dances away.
5) Contemplating Child
Artist: Ferruccio Sardella
Location: Community Common Park
The large-scale sculpture depicts a child posed in a reflective state overlooking the park and pays homage to the children and families within the community.
For more information about the City of Mississauga Public Art Program visit: culture.mississauga.ca/content/art