As Torontonians emerge from both winter and the pandemic, the Downtown Yonge BIA is partnering with Massive Art to launch ArtWalk – self-guided tours of the many art installations in the neighbourhood. ArtWalk is both a walking tour and an online virtual tour featuring interactive maps of themed routes that incorporate photographs, artist descriptions, fun facts and engaging questions for art lovers and newcomers to the art world.
Launching as an app and online platform today, ArtWalk enables visitors to search for favourite artwork, discover nearby attractions and architecture, and choose one of three featured tours: Colour, Steel and Women Artists. For details please visit https://artwalk.downtownyonge.com
To promote ArtWalk, a scavenger hunt will kick off at midnight on April 15, running until April 24. Open to everyone, the scavenger hunt will take participants to ten different locations to see the art pieces, with opportunities to win prizes including gift cards to businesses in the Downtown Yonge area.
The ArtHunt is now over! Winners will be contacted via the email used to sign up to play.
The Downtown Yonge BIA is excited to announce the Downtown Yonge Art Hunt powered by Goosechase!
This Easter weekend, make your way through the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood, looking high and low for artworks hidden in plain sight. Join the hunt and play cooperatively with your family and friends or challenge each other for your chance to win $150 worth of gift cards to shops in the DYBIA area!
The main contest starts Friday, April 15th at 12:01 AM and ends on Monday, April 18th at 11:59 PM. Prizes will be given to the Top 3 players or groups with the most points earned by the end of the contest period. One player will be chosen with the most creative photo to receive an additional prize!
The Art Hunt starts at College Park and follows Yonge St. down to Queen St. Along the way, we hope you'll find a new favourite local shop or business to support!
How To Play:
1. Download the free GooseChase app: Goosechase.com
2. Create an account within the app
3. Search for the Downtown Yonge Art Hunt game
4. Follow the clues and use the hints to locate the different artworks
5. Submit photo responses to the each mission.
Continue to play the Art Hunt after the main contest period to be entered in the secondary draw to win additional gift cards!
Practice physical distancing always, wear masks and wash your hands regularly