Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Moose In The Snow

In 2000 Toronto had a "Moose In the City" event where over 300 moose were painted by artists and were placed around the city. They all had antlers which tended to disappear within days unless the moose was in a secure location. You can still spot some of the moose around town. This one is located outside St Clement's School, an Anglican private school for girls in mid-town. This moose is even painted to look as if she is wearing the school uniform!

24 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Made me smile Pat :) So nicely painted, would this one have had antlers. Isn't it funny what some people will make off with, I mean... antlers! Might make a good hat/coat hook :)

Bill Nicholls said...

A very smart moose

Luis Gomez said...

Sweet!

Karl Demetz said...

Nice, even with a tie !

Sharon Anck said...

I remember these. I must have visited the city back in 2000 because I remember seeing several of them around town. They reminded me of the "cows" in Chicago which were probably around 1998.

Lowell said...

That is so cute and a fun civic project. Too bad about the antlers. Maybe some of the thieves got poked in the eye? We can always hope! :)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

She's a mighty fine looking gal.

VP said...

Love this! Something like the bears in Berlin a few years ago...

Christine said...

That's fun! Hope they replace it's antlers.

William Kendall said...

This one does look whimsical!

The History Anorak said...

I saw a 'dragon parade' in Norwich last year that was very similar. It's fun, isn't it? They sold off the dragons at the end of summer to raise money for charity. I'm glad you still have some moose left!

cieldequimper said...

Looooooooove!

TexWisGirl said...

that's cute.

Andy said...

A Mel Lastman project. It was fun eh.

Kate said...

I love these art themes that cities and artist complete. A Moose in school's clothing; pretty sharp!!

Revrunner said...

Must be the rutting season. :-)

Linda said...

I love it! Great idea!

Lois said...

How cute is that!

Michelle said...

So cute!

Cloudia said...

That is so awesome. So modern Canada!

Jack said...

Painted cows, moose (you) and turtles (me). I m beginning to think that this thing is overdone, though I take a pic whenever I see them, and some find their way onto my blog.

Stephanie said...

Looks cute and nicely painted.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Lovely picture, he looks rather smart in that collar and tie...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is great! Too bad about the horns though. We've seen art installations of this kind in a few places ... Horses in Louisville KY, cows somewhere (Kansas maybe) ... And our hometown of Eugene Oregon has ducks (cartoony types, the University of Oregon is there, that mascot is the Duck).