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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto’s Year of Public Art, A More Beautiful Journey is a landmark XR (extended reality) audio installation that will transform Toronto public transit in 2022 – providing riders with generative, site-specific soundtracks for their commutes.

Through the platform’s mobile, web-based interface, users will experience ambient songs, soundscapes, and scores for over 25 stretches of above-ground TTC line. Custom audio is contributed by artists from, and for, neighbourhoods spanning the breadth of Toronto’s public transit lines.

As riders travel across streetcars and bus lines, works emerge, evolve, and fade in response to changing neighbourhoods and landmarks. Sonic combinations will be as diverse as the paths Torontonians take each day.

A More Beautiful Journey offers new modes of encounter with our urban geography 

 …simultaneously public and private, intimate and communal, and accessible to millions of daily riders across the TTC. 

AMBJ maps the work of its artists to the places they live, work and travel — across the city’s largest canvas for public art.

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