Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Gwendolyn MacEwen Park
There are not many parks or sculptures honouring women but the tiniest park in the Annex area is named for Gwendolyn MacEwen, an award-winning Canadian poet & novelist who lived her short adult life in the Annex. Born in 1941, she died in 1987 and the park was renamed in her honour in 1994 but it was little more than a traffic circle with a couple of benches until 2010 when after persistent pressure from locals a major makeover was done which expanded, landscaped, and beautified the park. This bronze bust by John Reynolds had been unveiled in 2006 and supervised the whole makeover!