Wednesday 14 September 2022

Monument to the White Squirrel, CAMH, Toronto, ON

I walked to Trinity Bellwoods Park this morning and stopped in at CAMH (Queen Street W/Shaw) to see the Brandon Vickerd's Monument to the White Squirrel (near the corner of Queen Street W and Shaw Street).

Commissioned by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Therapeutic Art Program, Monument to the White Squirrel initially appears to be the humorous elevation of a lowly urban squirrel to a monumental status. In fact the monument is an homage to the white squirrel that inhabited the area of Queen Street West and achieved the status of urban legend - a cultural touchstone that most Torontonians have heard of. 

1 comment:

Teresa said...

We have many a white squirrel in our area. As a matter of fact there are also black, brown, and the usual grey/greenish colored ones.