Summer in Toronto is never boring but now there is a new (and free) art installment that you definitely need to check out. Toronto just reopened the Sculpture Garden on King Street East for the first time in four years. 

Though the garden has been around since 1981 and has actually featured over 80 artists within 60 exhibitions. Pins and Needles is the current installment you can see in the garden by Canadian Karen Kraven, who was inspired by labour strikes in garment factories and is the first of two this year. 

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The sculpture garden was closed in 2014 but the reopening suggests a commitment to the arts scene in the city, something Mayor John Tory has been very committed to. 

City Councillor, Lucy Troisi, who runs the ward where Toronto's Sculpture Garden is located, said that the "reopening demonstrates the City's ongoing efforts to create interesting public spaces for residents and visitors." Because this park is also located in the east end of the city, it gets tourists (and possibly some locals) to travel into areas of the city they've never seen before. 

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The gardens are equipped with tons of green space as well as a waterfall, so you can enjoy a summer day while soaking up some art. Pins and Needles will be on display until September 15, so be sure to check it out. 

Source: Toronto

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