Canada Day

This year, the City will celebrated July 1st in locations throughout the city as neighbourhoods join together to celebrate a series of community picnics. As part of this event, the temporary art installations will be placed in public spaces throughout Waterloo during the month of July.


The City is currently accepting proposals for pieces of temporary public art for the month of July 2021.

July 1st Installation Open Call


Open Call Information:

These pieces will engage the public through one or more of the following themes:

  • Exploration of the stories and histories of this land told by the various peoples/communities/nations who have called and continue to call this area home  
  • What is our responsibility to each other and/or to the land?
  • Exploration of what it means to celebrate or not celebrate the past, present, and future of Canada or this land

In addition, the installations can also explore Waterloo as a community, as a technology-hub, and as a city full of diverse identities, traditions, and celebrations. 

Proposals can include, but are not limited to: shadow structures; outdoor photo installations; murals; literary displays; temporary sculpture; outdoor textiles; fence art; storytelling installations; etc. 


  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Result Announcements: Friday, March 26, 2021 
  • Installation period: July 1 - July 31, 2021