Friday, August 27, 2010

Space Age Fountain

This fountain, near Yonge & St Clair, sits in a wonderful park which was built overtop of 1 of Toronto's water reservoirs in 1966 (supposedly to protect it from nuclear attack!?). The fountain and a connecting system of shallow pools were installed in 1967 which was Canada's Centennial year when a lot of such projects were done across the country. I couldn't find any info on the artist or title and even the subject matter is open to debate - is it space age or is it representing an atom or a molecule? Either way it's cool and the water pools have become a favourite place for dogs to cool off in the summer.

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