Saturday, September 19, 2015

Another University Ave Monument

Earlier in the week I showed you the Boer War Monument and its fountain which can be found on University Ave. It is not the only monument in the boulevard running down the centre of University Ave. The one I'm showing today is a bronze sculpture of Adam Beck who was the founder of Ontario Hydro who developed Ontario's hydroelectric infrastructure. The piece was designed by artist Emanuel Hahn and was unveiled in 1934. The words Queenston-Chippawa on the base of the sculpture refer to the location of the Adam Beck generating station on the Niagara River.

16 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The boulevard must look pretty incredible with these sculptures running it's length Pat.

Gosia k said...

lovely monument in nice setting

Karen S. said...

Goodness, great statue but the person responsible for the greenery and its design, bravo! What a lovely spot.

Taken For Granted said...

We take electricity so much for granted that it is good to remember who built the systems we rely upon now. That is a fine looking memorial.

Sharon Anck said...

A grand memorial and an equally grand setting. It must be wonderful to walk along this area.

William Kendall said...

I know that monument well too!

Lowell said...

I'm glad there is a non-war monument...it seems that most of our monuments have to do with the military or some battle.

TexWisGirl said...

he looks hesitant, like if he starts to walk, he's going to trip down those stairs! :)

VP said...

Fine location for a beautiful monument...

Cloudia said...

You walk with a great history





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EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I didn't know there was an Adam Beck monument in Toronto!

Andy said...

Nice one Pat. If only ha could come back and explain the value of Ontario Hydro to Kathleen Wynne. ;)

Revrunner said...

Sort of looks like his back's against the wall. :-)

Geoff Wilkinson said...

University Ave looks like an interesting place...

Stephanie said...

The figure sits perfectly on its perch.

llandudnopictures said...

Wonderfully set in those surroundings too!