Saturday 26 September 2020

Dog Fountain, Berczy Park, Toronto, ON

Gord and I walked to the dog fountain in Berczy Park (near Wellington Street and Front Street) this afternoon to check out the fountain ... it's been in the park since 2017.

It's a cool fountain! It is a large, two-tier fountain with life-size cast-iron statues of 27 dogs and a cat. The dogs are all looking up towards a large bone perched on the fountain's peak. The cat is looking north at statues of two small birds perched on the arm of a lamppost about three metres away from the fountain. The fountain also includes a ground level trough to provide drinking water for real dogs. Each of the dog statues contribute to the fountain function by each sprouting water upwards from their mouths.

Alas, the water wasn't running but there were dogs wearing masks.

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