You need to commission a statue to memorialize a great builder. Who do you hire?
Adam Beck should be a household name in the province of Ontario, but he’s not. And yet, there’s a statue in his honour in the heart of Toronto. Ever wonder why?
Every month I take hundreds of pictures. I have to make hard choices as to which I’ll include in the article. This means that I have to leave some interesting photos on the cutting room floor as it were.
It seems like a bit of a waste to not share these images, so once a month I’ll publish some of my favourite but unseen photos.
When I write about a piece of art, a statue, or mural, I expect to do some research. The truth of the matter is I don’t know the difference between […]
The statue in the Larry Sefton Memorial Park was designed by Jerome Markson, a notable local architect.
Larry Sefton was a union organiser and director of District 6 with the United Steelworkers of America for twenty years. Sefton was such an inspirational and well regarded figure, so much so that in 1977 the United Steelworkers of America donated the land for the parkette to the city, as well as a memorial statue in his honour.
The Frederick G. Gans QC Memorial is composed of a single bronze abstract figure sculpted by artist Maryon Kantaroff. Kantaroff is a local artist who began her career after majoring […]
On December 5th, 1978, Gans was in the hallway of a courthouse when he was shot him at point blank range. He was killed instantly. His friends, family and coworkers decided to memorialize him and his contributions.
The problem with Peace through Valour, is that it can be easily be overlooked.
The collateral damage was extensive, something that Ken Lum doesn’t shy away from. You do not have to look closely at the 3D printed sculpture you can see piles of rubble in city squares, collapsed walls and what appears to be a destroyed church dome.