Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lost and Found

July 2018 - Toronto ON

Wandering Queen St. West I found an outside exhibit at Campbell House.
Click here to go inside this historical home and here for more.

In the postwar era, many of Toronto’s iconic downtown buildings were demolished to make way for modern office towers. Rosa and Spencer Clark, passionate supporters of the Arts and Crafts movement and eager to preserve examples of handcrafted masonry, rescued architectural fragments from some of these buildings and relocated them to their Scarborough home, now known as the Guild Park and Gardens. Some of the salvaged stones were transformed into sculptural installations that can be seen on the grounds of the park today. Other pieces, however, were relegated to long-term storage. For the first time in fifty years, a selection of these salvaged stones has returned to the downtown core for Lost & Found: Rediscovering Fragments of Old Toronto, a year-long exhibition in the Campbell House garden.















Gorgeous gardens in the heart of a busy intersection University and Queen.





Another garden tucked away near the back.






This guy was having his lunch and watching me take photos, but did he move, nope.




5 comments:

  1. An amazing tour. I hate seeing all the old architecturally beautiful buildings demolished. Thank you for sharing. Love the little fenced in garden.

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  2. A good idea to have these out on display.

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  3. wow how interesting. And so wonderful that these people preserved these pieces and have now put them on public display. Have a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  4. This is the kind of post I love. Fascinating and filled with history. Love the signage!

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