Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Peace Fountain

This fountain is found in "Amsterdam Square" a park at the corner of Avenue Road & St Clair Ave. The park and the fountain were donated to the city in 1929 by a local resident, H.H. Williams, and the fountain is inscribed  as follows - "Replica of the fountain at the Peace Palace, The Hague, presented by H.H. williams as a mark of his love for peace".  The fountain was restored a few years ago so it is nice to see it running again!

23 comments:

Lowell said...

Oh, I like this a lot! So glad it was restored. Love that stonework. And what a great symbolic replica for your city!

Stephanie said...

Oh I love the stone work and the spout thing, fabulous capture.

Sharon Anck said...

It's a beautiful spot.

TexWisGirl said...

it's beautiful!

William Kendall said...

I know the general area, but I can't recall ever seeing the park, but it's been awhile. It's beautiful!

llandudnopictures said...

And it does look very peaceful too!

Revrunner said...

Yes, fountains are such great additions to a community. Hard to keep up, though.

Karen said...

Cool! I thought before I read, that looks like something you'd see in Europe.

cieldequimper said...

It's beautiful! I looks like Versailles!

Deb said...

Lovely, I was looking at a restored 'peace clock' a couple of days ago

Kate said...

It is certainly a sturdy fountain, and so good that it has been restored . Would be a shame if it hadn't been. The stonework is impressive.

Luis Gomez said...

This is wonderful!

hamilton said...

Very nice. Not something that immediately makes you think of Toronto.

Randy said...

Beautiful fountain.

Taken For Granted said...

Fine classic fountain with a 1930s Deco look.

Joe said...

A fountain I such a good monument to commemorate peace.

Lúcia said...

I'm always glad to see how Canadians preserve their city, and it's great to have something that represents love and peace around. ;-)

Halcyon said...

It's very unassuming. I like it!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm glad it was restored. It deserves to be!

Jack said...

This is a lovely, calm fountain. Congrats to the donor and his beliefs about peace.

Chrissy Brand said...

A cool little monument.

José Mendonça said...

Love this fountain!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The stonework is so beautiful Pat, what a lovely gift to the city.