Sunday, October 23, 2011
Walk Along Harbourfront
Ireland Park, which is at the foot of Bathurst Street by the lake. It holds beautifully soulful sculptures that are a memorial for the victims of the Irish famine (1845-1851). Unfortunately the park is closed due to city construction until Spring 2012.
forms a "forest" of giant brightly coloured fishing bobs. His concept for the park is to celebrate Canadiana with iconic Canadian images. The park also includes a beaver dam sculpture and a path named after Terry Fox.
We spotted some unusual water crafts including this boat named "Shark Attack" with the painted shark face on the bow. We watched a man standing upright and paddling at a pretty fast clip on what looked like a surf board, and marveled at the balance he must have needed to keep from tipping over.
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery was a hub of activity. Outside was a comical sculpture of a Natrel 2% milk carton on stilts. Even more amusing were the people in rental canoes paddling around in less than 2 inches of water but fully protected in life jackets. There was a photography exhibit along the boardwalk depicting various beautiful locations in Ontario including the Badlands in Caledon. Inside the building were more art displays and artist studios where you could watch people make pottery and other crafts.