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Excerpt from burlingtonculturalmap.ca:

Burlington War Memorial
Ivor Rhys Lewis, 1922
Bronze sculpture on a granite plinth

Governor General Lord Byng dedicated this cenotaph in April 1922. Originally located at the west end of Lakeside Park, later renamed to honour Spencer Smith, the monument was moved to City Hall in 1962. The cenotaph is a 10-foot granite column on a two-tier base. A seven-foot bronze statue of a Canadian soldier in First World War battle-dress tops the column, which lists the names of 38 First World War fatalities from Burlington and Nelson Township, 17 key First World War Canadian battle locations, and the names of 44 local service people who died in the Second World War. Burlington’s contributions to the military conflicts in Korea and Afghanistan, as well as peacekeepers, are recognized on the base of the monument.

A verse from the poem Pro Patria by Owen Seaman is engraved under the Second World War plaque:
To teach that he who saves himself is lost;
To bear in silence though our hearts may bleed;
To spend ourselves, and never count the cost,
For others’ greater need;

Tags:   City Hall Burlington Ontario Canada Burlington War Memorial Ivor Rhys Lewis 426 Brant Street

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Excerpt from burlingtonculturalmap.ca:

Peace Memorial Statue
Seibo Kitamura, 1989
Bronze sculpture on a granite plinth

This statue was a gift to the City of Burlington from the City of Itabashi, Japan to commemorate the twinning of the two cities. It is a replica of an original statue created by the late Seibo Kitamura, one of Japan’s most prominent sculptors. The original sculpture is seven metres high and is located at the entrance of Itabashi City Hall. Kitamura’s son Haruyoshi supervised the casting of the Burlington statue and the granite base was created by Woodland Memorials. In May of 1989 the City of Burlington signed a twinning agreement with the City of Itabashi. In the following years, various exchanges and programs have been carried out and relations between the cities have flourished.

Tags:   Peace Memorial Statue Lower Lobby City Hall Burlington Ontario Canada Burlington Public Art 426 Brant Street Seibo Kitamura

N 19 B 696 C 14 E Apr 11, 2019 F Apr 12, 2019
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Excerpt from insidehalton.com:

The Portal sculpture is made from two 10-foot-diameter panes of glass, each weighing approximately 725 kilograms (1,600 pounds).
“During the day, sunlight will bounce off the glass, casting a multi-coloured reflection on the public space. In the evening, lights inside the sculpture will change colour and alternate between reflection and transparency,” stated a media release.

Tags:   Portal 2018 Studio F Minus Burlington Ontario Canada Burlington Public Art

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Excerpt from burlingtonculturalmap.ca:

Main Squeeze
Studio F Minus (Toronto, Ontario), 2018
Urethane resin

Main Squeeze is a playful relief sculpture stretching across a 100-foot long fence on the Elgin Promenade. The artwork captures the moment of contact between the fence and a strange, colourful material squeezing through its slats. The work was created showing the opposing forces at their highest tension, raising questions to the viewer about what is happening. Will the fence successfully hold the line, preventing this mysterious ooze from slipping through the cracks? Or will the vibrant mass succeed and force its way through to the other side? The artwork was created by acclaimed Canadian art and design collective Studio F Minus (Brad Hindson and Mitchell F. Chan).

Tags:   Main Squeeze Studio F Minus Elgin Promanade and Elizabeth Street Burlington Public Art Burlington Ontario Canada

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Excerpt from burlingtonculturalmap.caL

Spiral Stela offers the opportunity for discovery, education, and an enhanced sense of local identity. The artwork is a community touchstone honouring Burlington and the Performing Arts Centre, its history, natural environment, culture and identity. The sculpture was created with the participation of more than 200 Burlington residents providing personal items of significance to Powning’s ‘cultural mulch.’ Those objects ranging from trumpets to Olympic medals and toy cars to grandma’s glasses, form the bronze band surrounding the obelisk sculpture. Residents shared a glimpse into their personal culture, creating a unique connection between the artist and the Burlington community, telling the community’s story through this work. Spiral Stela was made possible in part by a generous donation from resident Dan Lawrie, the first major donor to Burlington’s Public Art Program.

Tags:   Burlington Performing Arts Centre 440 Locust Street Burlington Ontario Canada Spiral Stela


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