There Are Giant Designer Snowmen in Torontoland

The Jingle Inn Snowman by TADO

The Jingle Inn Snowman by TADO

How cool are Canadians? When life gives them snow, they make snowmen. Giant, designer snowmen by artists like TADO, Nathan Jurevicius, Tara McPherson, APAK, Rilla Alexander and Travis Lampe.

Avis Module Snowman by Nathan Jurevicius

Avis Module Snowman by Nathan Jurevicius

The Giant Snowmen were donated by artists for a comprehensive and fun project called Torontoland. It’s part savvy plan to stir up shopping and invigorate the city’s economy, part outdoor art exhibit/photo-op and part charity. Regarding the latter, if you come across one of the Giant Snowmen, take a picture with it. For every photo received, Torontoland will donate $2 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Canada. The project runs through December 20th or until the maximum donation of $50,000 is reached. As of this post, they are at $15,218 with a TON of photos to show for it.

Happy Sparkles Snowman by Tara McPherson

Happy Sparkles Snowman by Tara McPherson

The project is really well-done. It’s got a dedicated Facebook page showcasing the artists and an interactive Google map to find the snowmen.

Melty McCrybaby Snowman by Travis Lampe

Melty McCrybaby Snowman by Travis Lampe

Poor Melty McCrybaby. No wonder Lampe’s snowman is sad. He seems to be the least located of the bunch, not to mention he must be suffering from S.A.D. under those harsh fluorescent lights. Canadians: please go visit him, OK?

Click through for photos of all 16 snowmen and some of their admirers.

Niji Family Snowman by APAK

Niji Family Snowman by APAK

Huddle Snowman by Rilla Alexander

Huddle Snowman by Rilla Alexander

The Ultimo Dragon Snowman by Jon Todd

The Ultimo Dragon Snowman by Jon Todd

Yule Zones Snowman by Patrick Kyle

Yule Zones Snowman by Patrick Kyle

Native Muskokan Chickadee Snowman by Melinda Josie

Native Muskokan Chickadee Snowman by Melinda Josie

Snowtem Snowman by Mark Gervais

Snowtem Snowman by Mark Gervais

ilavskan Porenut Snowman by Noel Middleton

ilavskan Porenut Snowman by Noel Middleton

Mimsy Snowman by Ginette LaPalme

Mimsy Snowman by Ginette LaPalme

Dusty Rose Snowman by CP+B

Dusty Rose Snowman by CP+B

Snowbot Snowman by Ben and Julia

Snowbot Snowman by Ben and Julia

cloud mayne by Alex McLeod

cloud mayne snowman by Alex McLeod

Budzzz Snowman by Team Macho

Budzzz Snowman by Team Macho