Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bridge


There is a very beautiful steel bridge on Toronto's Queen Street East that has this quotation...THIS RIVER I STEP IN IS NOT THE RIVER I STAND IN. This is really a piece of public art, designed by Eldon Garnet . As you can see, he's done a series of public works on the Queen Street East strip centered around the theme of TIME. Can you explain what the heck it means? The bridge does happen to cross the Don River, which is not one of Toronto's proudest features, but there is so much interest in redeveloping our waterfront, one can only hope it will be deserving of a bridge with such a lofty quote .

3 comments:

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a very interesting bridge... is it fairly new? Where is it? I have never seen it before... hardly surprising as live outside TO and don't get downtown much any more.

The Toronto Team said...

Hello Ex-Shammickite.. this brige is on Queen St. E, just where it crossed the DVP between River St. and Broadview Ave. it was a boring old hiway overpass for the longest time, and about 15 years ago, this bridge structure with the quote inserted was erected. If you haven't been to the the Queen East strip, it's worth exploring. Lots of new restos, funky shops etc are popping up all over the place.

jeremy said...

nice architecture, with its clock on the front (what does it mean ? "don't be late at work !" or "take your time").
(hope you'll have a good time in paris.)