A Bulldog in Toronto

Copyright 2016, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

Sir Winston Churchill, 1977
Located: Nathan Phillips Square
Artist: Oscar Nemon, 1906-1985
Commissioned by: Harry Jackman, 1900-1979
Copyright 2016, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

The International Churchill Society (Canada) were successful in their lobbying efforts, and in 2004, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day, the site was rededicated by former Mayor David Miller. Information panels outlining some of Churchill’s accomplishments and best-loved quotes were added to the plinth. Plaques were also added to the garden as a means of educating people about his life, accomplishments, and ongoing influence.

Since that time, a $40 million dollar revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square has seen further improvements to the space occupied by the memorial.  Now surrounded by trees and benches near the corner of Amoury and Chestnut streets, Winston Churchill invites visitors to sit and reflect on the past, and maybe to then hurry up, and get on with building the future.

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Sources: The Churchill Society (November 1, 2016): http://churchillsociety.org/winston-churchill/
City News, Sir Winston Churchill statue at Nathan Phillips Square gets a new home (November 1, 2016): http://www.citynews.ca/2014/06/24/sir-winston-churchill-statue-at-nathan-phillips-square-gets-new-home
City of Toronto Website (November 1, 2016): https://www1.toronto.ca/city_of_toronto/facilities_management/files/pdf/self-guided-tour-english.pdf
Inside Toronto, Toronto celebrates new location of Churchill statue (November 1, 2016): http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/4595072-toronto-celebrates-new-location-of-churchill-statue/

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