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June 18, 2013
Media advisory - Winning design selected in Walks and Gardens public art competition
The City of Toronto will announce the winner of the Walks and Gardens public art competition. The winner will receive the opportunity to showcase a large, permanent art installation at Union Station in commemoration of the Walks and Gardens Trust. Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) will make the announcement.

Date: June 19
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room 3

Established in 1853, the Walks and Gardens Trust covered a 30-acre strip of land along Toronto's previous shoreline, now Front Street, from Berkley to Peter Streets. The Trust was established to provide a public walk or mall on this land for the benefit and pleasure of residents. A permanent artistic interpretation of the Trust will recognize its history and legacy to Toronto, while commemorating the city's historic shoreline, the development of its waterfront and early initiatives to create beautiful public spaces. As a celebration of the city's heritage, the art installation will provide an attraction for visitors to Union Station, Canada's busiest and most important, multi-modal passenger transportation hub. A portion of the building sits on the original Trust lands.

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