Syncopations, an Artfully Designed Fence for the Don Valley Trail


As a result of winning a national call for artists, Paul Raff Studio designed Syncopations, a 1.6 km long fence and low relief sculpture. It is situated between a pedestrian cycling path and railway line, and adjacent to the highway and bridges of Toronto’s Don Valley. Transformations are created by a sequential manipulation of standard fence panels to create a steel fabric that ripples and interacts with sensory interruptions. It transforms “magically” and differently as viewed from cars, trains, bicycles or on foot.