As part of its commitment to reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of Toronto through unique art activations, Nieuport Aviation, in partnership with Toronto-based photographer Ajani Charles, has unveiled the ‘Project T-Dot’ exhibit in the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. ‘Project T-Dot’ depicts candid images of Toronto’s most renowned hip-hop figures, as well as many others who are lesser-known but nonetheless influential in Toronto’s hip-hop scene, allowing travellers the opportunity to engage with the cultural richness of the city as they pass through the airport.
Passengers travelling through Billy Bishop Airport are greeted with 60 large-scale photographic panels in the terminal’s atrium alongside an interactive touchscreen where they can learn more about Toronto’s hip-hop culture, community, and history by exploring engaging supplementary information.
“As the owner and operator of the passenger terminal at Billy Bishop Airport, Nieuport Aviation is committed to not only playing a vital role in connecting travellers to the places they want to be, but also to connecting our neighbours and travellers Toronto’s vibrant culture,” said Neil Pakey, President and CEO, Nieuport Aviation. “We’re pleased to be partnering with a talent like Ajani Charles to present this one-of-a-kind exhibit to our valued passengers, employees and community members.”
‘Project T-Dot’ will be on display at Billy Bishop Airport for the duration of 2024. In keeping with the interactive nature of the exhibit, travellers are encouraged to share their own thoughts and experiences of the art on social media using the hashtag #projecttdot.
“We are honoured to be joining our partners Nieuport Aviation in unveiling ‘Project T-Dot’ at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport,” said RJ Steenstra, President and CEO, PortsToronto. “This large-scale installation reflects Toronto’s vibrant hip-hop culture and the contributions of some of this city’s most renowned figures on the scene. Thank you to Nieuport Aviation and the City of Toronto for bringing this interactive, engaging artwork to the terminal where it will be accessible to both passengers and the public, helping to bring people together, generate conversation and make the important connections that we strive to make at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport even deeper.”