Sunday, January 16, 2011
I just happened upon this bronze sculpture today as I wandered about downtown in freezing temps (-12C, windchill -23C!). Dedicated in 2005, this sculpture is part of the Ontario Fire Fighters Memorial honouring the over 300 firefighters who have lost their lives in Ontario. I have been unable to discover the artist's name but the piece is very effective showing the fire fighter rescuing a child, positioned in front of the black granite monolith representing a building. I didn't realize until I got home that there is a wonderful reflection in the granite showing our flag which is at half-mast honouring a Toronto policeman who was killed this week.