A towering 9 metre obelisk will be the centrepiece of a new public realm project in Toronto.
Internationally – acclaimed artist Pierre Poussin will create the sculpture – after his design was chosen by an eight-member jury.
The call went out for “a work with a vertical element” – visible from all directions when approaching the Carlaw Triangle, which is the city-owned space west of Carlaw Avenue – and north of Dundas Street East.
The Dundas-Carlaw area will be transformed into an urban gathering space – featuring the winning monument design.
Poussin is a graduate of Sheridan College. He specializes in large scale public art installations. His work has been featured at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and Toronto’s Underpass Park.