Triad - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ras258
N 43° 38.706 W 079° 22.955
17T E 630446 N 4833727
Quick Description: Three twisted stainless steel columns reach for the sky.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 8/25/2011 3:22:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMCDKR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This sculpture reminds me of the type of paper folding things we made with construction paper when we were kids, but made out of foil. Actually this sculpture is made out of stainless steel and sits on the sidewalk at a busy intersection of downtown Toronto.

The plaque reads:

by Ted Bieler
This 35 foot stainless steel sculpture was commissioned by Marathon Realty Company Limited, the owners of University Place, to mark the occasion of Toronto's Sesquicentennial.
It was unveiled by His Worship Art Eggleton, Mayor of Toronto, and Donald King, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marathon, at a ceremony held at this site on May 24th, 1984.

The soaring spirals symbolize the growth of our city and the unity of its people."

*"Ted Bieler, sculptor and Professor of Fine Art at York University, is the creator of many privately owned and public sculptures, among them, Triad on Front Street in Toronto, Canyons at the TTC Wilson Station, Toronto, Tetra in Portsmouth Harbour, Kingston and Wave Breaking at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. Born in Kingston in 1938, he studied art at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and has been teaching, exhibiting, and making public sculpture since graduating. His interest in metal casting processes has led him to experiment with new technologies in his own sculpture and to work with Mr. L.L. Odette in establishing a foundry in the Odette Centre for Sculpture at York University."

*source: (visit link)
Title: Triad

Artist: Ted Bieler

Media (materials) used: Stainless steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): 123 Front Street West, Toronto

Date of creation or placement: 1984

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