Stand up for freshwater, where we live and play.
Freshwater touches us all, it's where we live and play. MEC has invested over $2 million in freshwater since 2010 and is committed to doing even more. Here are four ways you can engage to preserve global freshwater and benefit the Canadian Freshwater Alliance.
Hugues Fournel, Olympian and MEC Ambassador
Photo: Jeff Topham

WEAr

MEC x ETSY

Get your hands on one of 1000 exclusive, limited-edition MEC and Etsy artist collab tees—only $35 and all profits go to The Canadian Freshwater Alliance. Designs by Gredin and Paula Lukey

Available at MEC Toronto, Burlington, Montreal (Marche Central), Calgary and Vancouver.

Katrina Van Wijk, whitewater kayaker, MEC Ambassador
Photo: Jeff Topham

Experience

water’s edge

July 9 – August 16, 2015

curated by andrew davies

MEC is honoured to be the platinum sponsor of Water’s Edge, a major public exhibition of large-scale photographs highlighting the impact of human development on the world’s freshwater supply.

Featuring six of the world’s most renowned photographic artists, including Sebastião Salgado (Brazil) and Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Water’s Edge is commissioned for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan American Games and produced by No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment.

Photo: Visible Earth, NASA
Produced by:
Water’s Edge
July 9 – August 16, 2015
Toronto, Union Station and Pearson Airport

water’s edge artists

JAMES
BALOG
United States
Cristina
Mittermeier
Mexico
Sebastião
Selgado
Brazil
Gustavo
Jononovich
Argentina
Jorge
Uzon
Chile
edward
burtynsky
Canada
james balog
james balog
Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier
Cristina Mittermeier
Edward Burtynsky
Gustavo Jononovich
Jorge Uzon
Jorge Uzon
Jorge Uzon
Jorge Uzon

own

art that matters

The Water’s Edge artists have generously donated thirteen signed, full-size photographic works for auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting The Canadian Freshwater Alliance. 

Find out more about Water’s Edge opening reception and silent auction.

special preview

View all thirteen works of art for auction June 24 – July 8, 2015
MEC Toronto
400 King Street West

INSTAGRAM

TO RAISE $20,000

Tag a freshwater photo #myhomewaters on Instagram and MEC will donate $5 to the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, up to $20,000. It's that easy.