The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts, Sherbourne TTC Station, Toronto
Rebecca Bayer & David Gregory, 2018
‘The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts’ is inspired by the vibrant communities that come together every day at Sherbourne station. The design of each panel was created by blending together different patterns collected from local public workshops involving hundreds of people of all age groups.
The 39 mosaics located throughout the station welcome commuters in the universal languages of colour and geometry. The twelve distinct colours of ceramic tiles reference the bold palette of Tom Thomson, the renowned Canadian landscape painter who once had a studio in the Rosedale Ravine nearby.
The Sherbourne Station Community Mosaic public artwork was commissioned by the Toronto Transit Commission as part of the Easier Access and Second Exit Program.
Sherbourne Station Community Mosaic facebook page - with compilation of tile patterns contributed by local community
Sherbourne TTC station (map) is a busy transit hub open to the public every day. The mosaics are located throughout the station; street level, concourse level, platform level.