Some Toronto subway stations are beautiful, bright, well-designed, and artful. Others look as if they haven’t been updated since the system was first developed in 1954. Of course, there are also plenty that fall somewhere in between – they need updating, but a bit of effort went into making them more welcoming and human in the first place.Dupont station is one of the latter. When it was constructed in 1978, the Spadina line included artwork as part of each station’s design. At Dupont, the decoration took the form of a flower in James Sutherland’s piece, “Spadina Summer Under All Seasons.”
It’s easy to forget the station’s flaws as I watch the giant flower play hide and seek as the trains rush by.
More information on the development of Toronto’s subway system, and particularly the Spadina line, can be found on the blog Toronto Modern.
This is my contribution to Travel Photo Thursday at Nancie’s Budget Traveler’s Sandbox. Head on over and see what Nancie has posted this week and then follow the links to images from around the world.
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