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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.
On October 27, 1966, The Archer was unveiled before a crowd of approximately 7,500 people by both Mayor Givens and The Honourable William Earl Rowe. The reception was less than warm.
The purchase of Moore’s work wasn’t without controversy. In an argument that will sound familiar today, the City Council balked at the $120,000 price tag for the sculpture, questioning both the price tag and the validity of abstract art, saying the money would be better spent on hospitals or youth programs.
Located in Nathan Phillips Square, The Archer by Henry Moore (also known as Three Way Piece No. 2), was unveiled on October 27, 1966. Know at the time as “Henry Moore’s big bronze whatchamacallit”, the statue weighs in at 2.5 tons and stands a little over 4.5 meters tall.