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Simcoe Park ‘Worker’s Monument’

You think you have a tough job? Try fighting a fire in a match factory. That job and others are highlighted in his easy-to-miss monument to those who perished while performing their everyday duties.

You could easily walk right past the public artwork, even though it’s on a busy thoroughfare in downtown Toronto. One hundred small, bronze plaques are laid out unobtrusively atop a waist-high red granite wall. It’s a sobering, if not macabre, ode to the men and women who were crushed, electrocuted, drowned, and met other unpleasant demises while on the clock.

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