KPMB Architects in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library commissioned Bhandari & Plater to design the public art text plan for the new 15,000 s.f. Fort York Branch Public Library. Based on the Journals of Susanna Moodie (a British settler who immigrated to Canada in the 1830s), Margaret Atwood’s poetry was architecturally integrated into the public elements at grade.
The 278 individual letters were cut from solid 1" thick aluminum and secured to the underside of the soffit details on three elevations of the building. Given the significant historical nature of the site, this integrated art program was particularly appropriate.