The public square.

It's well known that memory is a faculty that forgets! So the public square, whether full or deserted (depending on the time of day or the season), becomes an ideal place to mark the key stages of our collective history. Over the years, promoters, artists and designers gather in these places to produce the symbols that will become, during celebrations or inauguration ceremonies, eloquent testimonies of a society that remembers. In this way, busts and monuments of all stripes come to populate our squares, to the greater benefit of future generations.
Conrad Graham, Nathalie Lampron, Karine Rousseau, Elizabeth Sifton and Nicole Vallières
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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