Toronto Through My Lens

“Cloaked Presence”

In front of the condo The Gloucester on Yonge at 3 Gloucester Street (corner of Yonge Street and Gloucester Street), there is a fairly new sculpture entitled Cloaked Presence.

Created by American artist Albert Paley in 2021, the piece was commissioned by the developer Concord Adex as part of its Percent for Public Art Program for Private Development. In Toronto, this “percent for public art policy” states that 1% of capital project costs on private development projects go towards public art. A fantastic concept, I think, and it really gets new art and sculpture out front of most of the new condos.

Here’s a short video showing how the piece was assembled in front of its new home at The Gloucester on Yonge condo:


  1. David

    Hey Marvin, I really enjoyed watching the video of this assembly. I then had a funny thought. this was like putting together a puzzle. What if the engineers somehow put a piece in the wrong spot? Can you imagine the designer coming to look at it and saying WTF!
    Anyways, it is quite imposing and any sculpture is a welcome addition to drab grey concrete.

    • Marvin Job

      I thought of that too! It would have been a hoot if the workmen got the pieces all mixed up and put it together backwards or upside down 🙂

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