Buckets & Borders, in partnership with the WNBA, Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the City of Toronto revealed Canada's first ever WNBA-themed court in September 2023. Designed by local Toronto-based artist, Fiorella Granda, the B&B team worked closely with a local youth committee to bring the project to life.
“I wanted to create a bold art piece that also blends with elite athletic performance,” said Granda, a Toronto-based designer and illustrator who added it was important to showcase WNBA figures who are, in many respects, more than just elite athletes but also successful businesswomen and role models in sports and media. “I hope people can see this court as a true celebration of women’s basketball culture, as well as a creation of a functional space for every athlete in the community.”
“A big part of this project was to celebrate women’s basketball,” said Justin Lee, co-founder and CEO of Buckets & Borders. “We wanted to promote basketball as an inclusive game and celebrate women’s basketball and celebrate bringing people together,” he said.
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