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Tel-Talk Documentation - Gallery - Morrow Avenue at Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

Telephone Booth - Morrow Avenue, Dundas Street West

Hayley Isaacs and Hai Ho: Gallery 1, photo documentation of outdoor interventive installation, April 21, 2012


Telephone Booth - Morrow Avenue, Dundas Street West
November 1991
Bell Canada, Manufactured by Industries Jaro, Quebec
Model J800-S #4800-87851, produced in January 1987
Aluminum, glass, silicon, acrylic, polycarbonate, fluorescent light tubes, stainless steel, copper wire, high-impact resistant polymer, circuit boards.

Originally installed as a commercial venture by Bell Canada, this small architecture establishes the corner of Morrow Avenue and Dundas Street West as a portal for accessible communication.

The Gallery

Artist Statement: This installation creates a three dimensional gallery setting in situ, surrounding the telephone booth at the corner of Morrow Avenue and Dundas Street West.

While booths are disappearing around the city, we want to explore both the booth as a fading marker of place and as an iconic symbol of publically accessible standards of communication. The project attempts to capture and display not only the object, but the specific “place” created by the booth itself

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Artist Biographies

Hayley Isaacs is a visual artist and architectural designer currently working in art direction for film and television. Hayley graduated with her Masters of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and has worked at several architectural practices in Vancouver, New York and London. Recently Hayley held the role of Senior Associate at Philip Beesley Architect Inc. in Toronto, designing and comprehensively managing the production and installation of complex, large scale, interactive environments for cultural institutions in Canada, the United States and abroad including Hylozoic Ground, Canada’s entry to the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture.

Hai Ho is an urban and architectural designer at Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co Architects Inc.. Most recently, Hai has been involved in several high profile projects for the City of Toronto, including the Lawrence Heights Revitalization Plan, the TTC Waterfront West LRT Feasibility study, the Canadian Tire Head Office, and One York – office, retail, and residential development. Prior to Joining &Co in 2007, Hai has worked in architectural practices in Toronto, Vancouver, New York and London, England.