Hommage


I've shown you a bit of the recently refurbished Maple Leaf Gardens already, but this display is one of the highlights. An artist has taken the old stadium seats, painted them blue and arranged them in the form of a maple leaf to honor the Toronto Maple Leafs NHL team that used to play here. I think it's quite original and a good way to re-use some of the material that was inside the old stadium.

Don't worry, Toronto hasn't lost its beloved Leafs. The Leafs and the Raptors both play in the Air Canada Centre - a newer and larger capacity stadium which was built for them in the early 2000s. It's right next to Union Station which also makes it a more convenient destination for those using public transport.

17 comments:

Choppography said...

Now that is a huge pile of blue chairs!

Olivier said...

une creation en effet tres originale, et qui rend hommage au vieux stade

Jack said...

Very nice, Halcyon. I see that they left a lot of the original materials on the brick walls, too.

Kaori said...

I love big dynamic art like this! Very creative and fun :D

Lowell said...

Very creative, and very cool. I didn't know what it was at first. And it must be quite large!

Tanya said...

wow, that's incredible! love it!

Lois said...

Creative and unique! I like the blue.

cieldequimper said...

Ca c'est très fort ! Et en plus, j'aime bien sauf qu'une feuille d'érable bleue...

RedPat said...

I've sat in those seats for many an event! Nice capture.

VP said...

This is really a spectacular and creative use!

Paul in Powell River said...

I like it also! - I'm glad you included a person in the shot, to give a sense of scale. It is big!

Regina K said...

Well I can see those blue chairs now that you mentioned it. Great reuse.

Randy said...

Interesting art work.

Bob Crowe said...

What do they use the Garden for now? I've long wondered why your team, which wears the national emblem, uses blue and not red. Is that the monopoly of Les Habitants?

Jim Klenke said...

I like the artwork.

JM said...

Now, that's cool! I like the setting look too.

Gunn said...

Interesting and nice! I like the blue color and the place where it is put up, the old wall and the more modern design around.

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