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Tembo, Mother of Elephants

Elephants in downtown Toronto!

These bronze elephants, created by artist Derrick Stephan Hudson in 2002, are located in the Commerce Court Courtyard on the south side of King Street West. The work is entitled Tembo, Mother of Elephants.

The three elephants reflect the strength and loyalty of a mother for her children. The massive mother elephant stands solidly guarding her youngsters, providing protection and care. Weighing almost as much as 80 people or 6 automobiles, this enormous mother elephant is one of the largest bronze elephants in the world.

A Little Street Art

Urban Art Encountered On Today’s Walk

Polaris Prize Winner: Backxwash
On Yonge Street below College. Poster created by Illustrator Sam Island. Zambian born, Backxwash is the stage name of Ashanti Mutinta, the first transgender woman to win the Polaris Music Prize. The Polaris’s penchant for reaching beyond the mainstream in choosing Canada’s best album of the year continues with its $50,000 annual award going to Montreal-based artist Backxwash for her album, “God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It”. The album uses distorted samples of Ozzy Osbourne performing in Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and In Heaven a song from David Lynch’s film Eraserhead, alongside pointed words about her life experiences.

Utility Box
Bay Street at the corner of Richmond Street West

Big City Blooms by Alanna Cavanagh

The Original 6 Nations Peace Treaty by Quentin “Que Rock” Commanda

Old Town Toronto
Utility box in Berczy Park

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