CANADA’S ROADSIDE ART – A GIANT ELASTIC BAND, LUMBERMAN’S AXE, A MUSHROOM STUDIO, ETC.

The distances are so great in Canada, that drivers are grateful when they encounter an artistic form of self-expression – in other words roadside art. Below – a few examples across TORONTO and other parts of the country.

<MUSHROOM STUDIO – by Katie Bethune-Leamen, photo – Ben Thong; commissioned by TORONTO’s Sculpture Garden, 115 King Street East>

<THE BIG APPLE – COLBORNE, Ontario, beside Highway 401>

<WORLD’S LARGEST AXE – NACKAWIC, New Brunswick>

<ELASTIC BAND – CARTER’S COVE, Newfoundland & Labrador; credit – Jan Mahaney>

<ELEPHANT HOUSE, Yarmouth Avenue, TORONTO>

<JUMBO – star of P.T. Barnum’s ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ circus elephant who died after a collision with a locomotive, ST. THOMAS, Ontario>
<HUSKIE THE MUSKIE – mascot of KENORA, Ontario>

<APPLE STAND – AYLMER, Ontario>

<TRUMPETER SWAN – MIDLAND, Ontario>

<THE DOLL’S HOUSE, Bermount Avenue, Leslieville, TORONTO>

<LADY ON A SWING – an old time animated favourite on Eglinton Avenue East in TORONTO.  She changed her clothing every now and then, depending on the season.  It was an eye-catcher, but no longer exists.>

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