Toronto Sculpture Garden

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Toronto Sculpture Garden
Toronto Sculpture Garden sign over entrance gate.jpg
Iron sign above the southerly entrance gate
St James Cathedral and Sculpture Garden.jpg
Typesculpture garden
Location115 King Street East, Toronto
Coordinates43°38′59″N 79°22′25″W / 43.64972°N 79.37361°W / 43.64972; -79.37361Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°22′25″W / 43.64972°N 79.37361°W / 43.64972; -79.37361
Created1981
Operated byToronto Parks
Open8 am to dusk
WebsiteCity of Toronto
Sign on the brick wall beside the northerly entrance gate to the Toronto Sculpture Garden, on King Street East

The Toronto Sculpture Garden is located at 115 King Street East[1] in a small 80 by 100 foot (25 by 30 m) park directly across the street from Cathedral Church of St. James (Toronto), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It operated as a distinct entity from 1981 to 2014[2] and is administered by the city's parks department.[3]

Amenities[edit]

"Gold, Silver and Lead" by Jed Lind. On display in the Garden from 2011-2013.

The main amenity in the Sculpture Garden is a waterfall fountain along the East wall. The fountain drains into a grille that is 1.063 metres (41.9 in) wide (left-to-right) by 24 inches (0.610 m) front-to-back. The width of the fountain waterfall is equal to the width of the grille, i.e. 1.063 metres (41.9 in).

Exhibits[edit]

Toronto Sculpture Garden exhibits temporary works of art by various sculptors, and commissions works up to a maximum budget of $30,000[4]. Exhibiting artists have included: Brian Groombridge (1990), Kim Adams (1994), Liz Magor (1997), and Derek Sullivan (artist) (2005).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christopher Hume (Aug 28, 1987). "Ignored garden sprouts entertaining proposals". Toronto Star. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  2. ^ http://spacing.ca/toronto/2016/03/31/art-247-legacy-toronto-sculpture-garden/
  3. ^ http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/173/index.htm
  4. ^ "Toronto Sculpture Garden Call for Artists' Proposals". Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Artist Archive". Toronto Sculpture Garden. Retrieved 13 November 2015.

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