Public art has been included on every major SkyTrain renovation or construction project since the Millennium Line. Now, with a significant renovation program underway for several of the original Expo Line stations, public art is making its way into some of the oldest, and most heavily travelled, SkyTrain stations. This tour will travel by SkyTrain to check out some recently installed permanent and temporary artworks along the Expo Line at Stadium-Chinatown, Main Street – Science World, Commercial-Broadway and Joyce-Collingwood stations.
An additional artwork at New Westminster Station will be visited on the City of New Westminster’s Public Art Tour after this tour. Along the way, we will talk about the stories that art tells and how this can contribute to experiences of surprise and delight on our daily transit journeys.
Starting place: On the concourse of Stadium-Chinatown Station, outside the entrance to the Lost Property Office
How will people find you?: Look for the bright green Travel Smart umbrella Route and stops
We will travel entirely by SkyTrain, and will visit Stadium-Chinatown, Main Street – Science World, Commercial-Broadway and Joyce-Collingwood stations. TransLink’s public artwork at New Westminster Station will be the first stop of the City of New Westminster’s Public Art Tour (2pm start) for those interested in attending this tour (there will be a 45 minute-ish lunch break between the tours).
Accessibility Curbs and steps, Sidewalks, Seated areas along the route Participants Seniors welcome, Children welcome, People with wheelchairs or walking aids welcome Walk duration 90 minutes Travel Tips Please bring a Compass card or 1-zone Compass ticket
Walk Leader: Debra Rolfe About the Leader Debra Rolfe is a Senior Planner in TransLink’s Public Art Program. With a background in art history, urban design and transportation planning, she brings a multi-disciplinary approach to art on transit.