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Meet Tania Willard: The artist behind Commercial–Broadway’s public artwork

Tania Willard

Tania Willard. Photo: Kyla Bailey

For those of you accessing the new platform at Commercial–Broadway, a stunning new piece of public art awaits!

Produced by Tania Willard, of Secwépemc and settler heritage, Rule of the Trees is a work that acts as a reminder of the Indigenous lands beneath our feet.

Tania works within the shifting ideas around the contemporary and traditional. She often works with bodies of knowledge and skills that are conceptually linked to her interest in intersections between Aboriginal and other cultures. Besides, Rule of the Trees, Willard has also worked on If the Drumming Stops, with artist Peter Morin, on the lands of the Papaschase First Nation in Edmonton, AB. Willard’s ongoing collaborative project BUSH gallery, is a conceptual land-based gallery grounded in Indigenous knowledges and relational art practices. Willard is an Assistant Professor at UBCO (Kelowna, BC).

We chatted with Tania about the role of art on public transit.

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Photos: all-door boarding at New Westminster Station in the late 1980s

A photo of a SkyTrain stopped on Platform 2 with the temporary structure on top of Platform 1.

The upgraded Commercial–Broadway Station is now open and with that, all-door boarding has arrived at the station!

But, eagle-eyed readers pointed out that technically this is not the first time. SkyTrain temporarily had all-door boarding at New Westminster Station in the late 1980s. Read more »

All-door boarding coming to Commercial–Broadway SkyTrain station!

Starting February 2, 2019, there will be a new option for getting on and off Expo Line trains heading westbound towards downtown Vancouver. A new platform at Commercial–Broadway Station will soon be open for customers, bringing all-door boarding to SkyTrain for the first time.

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