Cutlery Canopy

Cutlery Canopy is a large-scale public art installation constructed from recycled wooden pallets and over 20,000 pieces of disposable cutlery salvaged from the building’s food courts. That’s equivalent to roughly 42 days of plastic food court waste diverted from the landfill.

Every year Canadians throw away three million tonnes of plastic waste. Only 10% of this waste is actually recycled; the rest is incinerated or ends up in landfills.

Cutlery Canopy seeks to visualize our human impact on the environment and show that we are all connected and responsible to the earth.


First Canadian Place
(Main Lobby)
100 King Street West, Toronto

Exchange Tower
(Food Exchange, concourse level)
130 King Street West, Toronto

*Special thanks to our incredible team of assistants: Colton Bates, Candace Kumar, Allison MacDuffee, Lauren Mendes, Michael Murray, Chris Paddison, Maddy Picard, and Hüma Üster.

Artist: Labspace Studio (John Loerchner and Laura Mendes)
Curator: CD Sonter Environmental Consultants