Saturday, April 11, 2009

Queen's Park

Yesterday I found myself in downtown Toronto with a few hours to kill, so went for a walk and wound up at Queen's Park, the site of the Ontario Legislative Building. I had driven by it once or twice before, but I'd never walked around the park so took the opportunity to snap a few photographs... so here's a sculptural tour for you all.

Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada.

Not being from Ontario originally, I really wasn't sure who some of these guys were at first. There were plaques on all of the statues though. This is James Whitney, the sixth Premier of Ontario.

John Sandfield Macdonald, first Premier of Ontario. I thought it a bit strange that I had no idea that there were two big John Macdonald's around in 1867 (the year of Canada's confederacy).

Queen Victoria.

John Graves Simcoe.

"Commemorating the struggle for responsible government in Upper Canada...", I couldn't find any information on this monument.

William Lyon Mackenzie.

Sir Oliver Mowat, third Premier of Ontario.

George Brown, known as one of the Fathers of Confederation.

The Northwest Rebellion Memorial , this was the one I was most surprised to find.

This statue of King Edward VII was moved from Delhi, India, in 1969. Here's a better photo of it, I couldn't take a very good one as there were all these parents and their kiddies playing around it.


natasha said...

Beautiful buildings, it seems strange that I've never been to Toronto.

Jennie Frances said...

Do you really like statues?