PUBLISHED: April 7, 2022
Earlier today, Waterfront Toronto and the Legacy Art Project Toronto (LAPT) celebrated City Council’s decision to help fund this incredible proposal to honour Terry Fox through a public art installation and landscaped park at 439 Queens Quay West.
“The idea behind this project began modestly, but we were inspired by the values that Terry Fox exemplified: perseverance, community engagement, courage and hope, which have brought us to this milestone” said Craig Jarvis, President of the Legacy Art Project Toronto.
“For more than a year, we have been working with Waterfront Toronto to help make the vision for this site into a reality,” says Jarvis. “Councillor Joe Cressy has been instrumental in advancing this project and we also thank the staff at the City of Toronto and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area for their vital support and contributions.” Other partners include Jon Sasaki, DTAH and Art+Public.
“Thanks to the generosity and hard work of the community, there is an incredible landscape installation already designed for this site,” said George Zegarac, Waterfront Toronto CEO. “We are delighted to work with the community to advance this project through the next steps, including construction, which we hope to begin by year-end.”
The design calls for a curving, landscaped path featuring sculpted granite slabs shaped like Fox’s silhouette, alongside sculpted hedges and benches for public seating.