‘Til Eternity Passes Away

Time: and a Clock, Eldon Garnet, 1995

Time: and a Clock, 1995
LOCATED: Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue
CAPTION: Better Late Than Never
ARTIST: Eldon Garnet
WEBSITE: https://eldongarnet.com
CONTACT: eldongarnet@rogers.com
Copyright 2017, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

The second installation occupies all four corners of the intersection. Using 19-inch steel checker plate letters, Garnet has installed four expressions commonly used to describe time. If you are a scientist, you formalize the concept of time by using the equation: DISTANCE = VELOCITY X TIME. If you work in business, TIME IS MONEY: MONEY IS TIME. Regardless of how you define it, things are always BETTER LATE THAN NEVER because we are all TOO SOON FREE OF TIME.

Time: and a Clock, Eldon Garnet, 1995

Time: and a Clock, 1995
LOCATED: Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue
CAPTION: Better Late Than Never
ARTIST: Eldon Garnet
WEBSITE: https://eldongarnet.com
CONTACT: eldongarnet@rogers.com
Copyright 2017, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

Broadview and Queen is a great place to contemplate such heavy topics. It’s probably the busiest intersection in the neighbourhood, with streetcars running along three of the four roadways and a good deal of foot traffic. The message of the piece is also indicative of the area as well. With the renovations nearly complete on the Broadview Hotel, this corner of Riverside is about to undergo major changes. Some feel it’s a renaissance, with businesses changing as gentrification sets in. Other’s see the death of what was once a unique and quirky area of Toronto. Only one thing is certain.  “Time and tide wait for no man…”*

Time: and a Clock, Eldon Garnet, 1995

Time: and a Clock, 1995
LOCATED: Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue
CAPTION: DISTANCE = VELOCITY X TIME
ARTIST: Eldon Garnet
WEBSITE: https://eldongarnet.com
CONTACT: eldongarnet@rogers.com
Copyright 2017, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

We’ll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Time: and a Clock, Eldon Garnet, 1995

Time: and a Clock, 1995
LOCATED: Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue
CAPTION: DISTANCE = VELOCITY X TIME
ARTIST: Eldon Garnet
WEBSITE: https://eldongarnet.com
CONTACT: eldongarnet@rogers.com
Copyright 2017, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

*attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer.

Time: and a Clock, Original Schematic, 1995, Eldon Garnet, 1995

Time: and a Clock, Original Schematic, 1995
Located: Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue
Artist: Eldon Garnet
Website: https://eldongarnet.com
Contact: eldongarnet@rogers.com
Copyright 1995, Eldon Garnet. All rights reserved.

The title for this piece is taken from Time in a Bottle, by the wonderful Jim Croce, who really deserved all the time in the world.

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