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.
|Portuguese Toronto: Early Decades en||1.6km||site_izi|
|History of Stickers Museum||2020||1.5km||site_ao|
|The Moose at the Toronto Police Museum||2019||1.9km||site_ao|
|Rock of the Matterhorn||2019||0.2km||site_ao|
|Toronto Music Garden||2019||1.1km||site_ao|
|Redpath Sugar Refinery Museum||2019||1.3km||site_ao|
|This Whimsical Fountain Pays Tribute to Dogs||2019||1km||site_ao|
|Toronto’s Victorian-Era Tropical Garden Conservatory||2017||2.2km||site_ao|
|Winter Garden Theatre||2018||1.1km||site_ao|
|Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto||1.9km||site_brutalism|
|Ryerson University Library||1.6km||site_brutalism|
|Robarts Research Library||1968||2.4km||site_brutalism|
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