Saturday, November 9, 2019

Sculpture Saturday

Adelaide St. East Toronto

Return to Centre (cute title) is told through a collection of stamps by artists Joanne Tod and Jon Reed, who were enlisted to pay homage to the 1834 first post office, a historic fixture in Toronto’s St. Lawrence neighbourhood.

The duo has distilled Canada’s cultural memory down to 12 images (from 1897 to 1993), which, according to Tod, reflects both history and a few personal references. Noteworthy individuals in the mix include Idola Saint-Jean, a Quebec suffragette; the Fathers of Confederation; Vincent Massey, the first native-born Canadian to hold the governor-general post; and Louis Riel, who founded Manitoba and fought for the M├ętis people.

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