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?
Per Ardua is not completely horrible. It is simply not the lofty memorial that the brave men who fought and died for our freedom in the skies above Europe deserve.
Gumby goes to Heaven by way of University Avenue.
The statue adheres to the style of the day. In 1910, one didn’t question the rightness of war, only celebrated for the glory thereof.
In 1909, Canadian Senator James Mason commissioned Walter Seymour Allward to create a memorial that would commemorate Canada’s participation in the Boer War.
The conflict in South Africa is really not a part of our national dialogue, which is why I was surprised that the beautiful memorial located at University Avenue and Queen Street was dedicated to those who had served during this campaign.