Sculptures and Memorials
1. Chinese Railway Workers’ Memorial
“Dedicated to the Chinese railway workers who helped construct the CPR through the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia thus uniting Canada geographically and politically.
From 1880 to 1885 seventeen thousand men from the province of Kwangtun (Guangdong) China, came to work on the Western section of the railway through the treacherous terrain of the Canadian Rockies. Far from their families, and hostile sentiments, these men labour long hours and made the completion of the railway physically and economically possible.
More than four thousand Chinese works lost their lives during construction. With no means of going back to China when their labour was no longer needed, thousands drifted in near destitution along the completed track. All of them remain nameless in the history of Canada.
We erect this monument to remember them.” September 1989.
Triad, a 35 foot sculpture consisting of three twisted stainless steel columns, rises in front of Citibank Place on the southwest corner of Front and York streets. It was designed by Ted Bieler in 1984, the year of Toronto’s sesquicentennial.
3. Flower Power
Originally located in High Park, this red structure was moved to Dan Leckie Way in 2010. It was created by Mark di Savero in 1967.