Winter Warming Stations: The season's answer to too-cold swimming holesTuesday, February 23, 2016
Flow by Calvin Fung and Victor Huynh
It's the second annual Winter Stations Design Competition and 7 lifeguard towers in The Beaches have been transformed into winter warming stations along Balmy, Kew and Ashrbidges Bay beaches. They are incredible! The theme this year is Freeze/Thaw (fitting as the city just saw a 40 degree temperature span from one weekend to the next).
Check out photos of all of the installations here.
Lifeguard towers have a pret-ty special significance in my world as my fella proposed on one (though in the west end, closer to Sunnyside!)
As big fans of picnics, regardless of the season, we packed a thermos (and chips, of course) and a picnic blanket and headed east. My almost one-year-old practiced walking in the sand (a necessary skill in this family!) and my fella showed Jack how to skip stones. The sky rewarded us for trekking across town with a stunning sunset.
It was really the next best thing to swimming. (And they're up till March 20! Get thee east!)