The River

“The River” at the Evergreen Brickworks explores the relationship between the Don River and the surrounding environment. Data from the Don River has been adapted to show the accurate flood conditions at the human scale. The information ranges from 1962 to the present. The particular points displayed were chosen as the highest most severe points in this recorded history of the Don River flood levels. In addition to the human scale levels, this installation explores the rapid urban expansion that has happened in the Don River watershed. This expansion has affected the river and the surrounding area in many ways over the years. This expansion of not only the urban environment but also of the flood waters has been explored in the overhead canopy. This canopy follows the shape of the Don River as it flows through the Toronto area. When the river floods, it expands, and so too does this installation.


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