Thanks for coming to the first Sterling Weekend!

Thousands came through the Tower Automotive Building doors for the first-ever MOCA Sterling Weekend on May 25 and 26. Timed to coincide with Toronto Doors Open and the opening of our summer exhibition, The Life of a Dead Treeby Mark Dion, this free weekend brought together people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

It is in this unique building where design, art, industry and history, all collide in the culturally-rich Junction Triangle. A series of film screenings, workshops, and lively conversations delved into the unique history of the building, and investigated the concrete architecture and parklands that make up our city.

Built in 1919, the Tower Automotive Building was once the tallest in Toronto. Active until 2006, it was originally a factory that produced aluminium products for World War II, and later made items such as kitchen tools, bottle caps and car parts. Eight of the ten floors of the building were open, including the first five floors on which MOCA is housed, our partners: Akin, Ontario Science Centre, Art Metropole: Clouds & Horizon, Forno Cultura, and neighbours above The 58 Group on Floor 8.

Thank you for making this inaugural event a success. Without your participation, we could not have:

  • Filled 24 historic tours
  • Built a brimming Paper Park by artist Sean Martindale
  • Folded many structures with artist Jessica Thalmann
  • Observed Toronto’s Brutalist Architecture through Eva Kolcze’s screenings
  • Held thousands of conversations over The Life of a Dead Tree and Ontario’s environment

We invite you to join us again on the last Sunday of each month for TD Community Sundays. From 10am to 2pm, museum admission will be free. Do note, the next TD Community Sunday will be July 21 to coincide with Zine Dream.

See more events at the museum here.

Learn more about Sterling Weekend.

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Video by Reynard Li.