New Toronto Waterfront Driftwood Art: A Giant Known as El Corazón

Toronto artists Julie Ryan and Thelia Sanders-Shelton are set to unveil their latest Waterfront driftwood installation. It's a giant that will soon have a heart. The heart is scheduled to be installed during the grand opening on Tuesday morning.

I spoke with one of the artists today and was told this giant has a name. He's El Corazón, which is "The Heart" in Spanish.

Here's a pic I took earlier today. I'll return to snap a picture of El Corazón with his heart in place.

El Corazón

If you'd like to see pictures I've taken of their Toronto sign, here's a daytime shot and here's a shot I took at sunrise to commemorate my daughter's 13th birthday.

If you'd like to visit these awesome art installations yourself, here's where you go:

Share this entry

Comments (5 - click here to join in!)


Wow, that thing looks like something out of that underrated movie The Iron
Giant. Imagine if it was struck by lightning, became sentient and proceeded
to go an exploratory rampage! All these years later, I still secretly wish sometimes
that the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was a real thing!!

September 15, 2017 @ 2:41 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I asked the artist if I could call him Corey for short, and she was not amused!

September 15, 2017 @ 4:33 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Very cool, saw this in the paper the other day. Prefer this to the destructive taggers painting the town.

September 15, 2017 @ 4:43 PM


Its destroyed now

April 19, 2018 @ 4:19 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I'll bet that awful wind storm on the weekend took it out. I'll bike by tomorrow and snap a pic.

April 19, 2018 @ 4:24 PM

Leave a comment

Only 5 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Open Mike Harry Dean Stanton, Dead at 91 »