Loring-Wyle Parkette

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Loring-Wyle Parkette
Loring Wyle.JPG
A sculpture in Loring-Wyle Parkette
Type Public Park
Location 276 St. Clair Avenue East[1]
Toronto, Ontario
Coordinates 43°41′26″N 79°22′59.5″W / 43.69056°N 79.383194°W / 43.69056; -79.383194
Created 1984
Operated by Toronto Parks

Loring-Wyle Parkette[1] is a small plot of land, on the northeast corner of the Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue East intersection in Toronto's Moore Park neighbourhood, dedicated to the art and memory of two famous Toronto sculptors: Frances Loring (1887–1968) and Florence Wyle (1881–1968). Until October 1976 the long, narrow property served as the Moore Park Loop turnaround for the Toronto Transit Commission's Mount Pleasant streetcar.

The parkette, established in 1984 at the request of the Moore Park Residents' Association,[2] is located one block north of the converted church schoolhouse at 110 Glenrose Avenue that served as the artists' studio. The parkette contains busts of both women, each carved by the other. In addition, there are 2 sculptures done by Wyle: Young Girl (1938) and Harvester (1940).

Other than the bust of Wyle, there are no other works by Loring displayed in the parkette, as she preferred to work on the monumental scale, and the small area allotted is not suitable for works of that size.

Moore Park Loop in 1926
Loring-Wyle Parkette in 2014

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