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Moore on the move

June 6th, 2017

Transport of Henry Moore’s Large Two Forms. Photo: AGO

Henry Moore’s iconic, eight-tonne sculpture, Large Two Forms (1966-1969) which has lived on the corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets since 1974, took a cruise down the street last weekend to its new home in the recently revitalized Grange Park.

The work now sits on the west side of the Park’s circular path, surrounded by mature trees. It’s accessible on a ground level plinth, so it can be explored from every angle by all kinds of visitors. Fun fact: Henry Moore preferred natural settings for his works. He once said, “I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in or on the most beautiful building I know.” We think he would have been pretty happy to see this beloved work settle into such a vibrant green space.

The move was a technical feat, carried out by highly skilled workers. Check out this once-in-a-lifetime move down Dundas Street West:

The new Grange Park will officially open to the public with a community celebration on July 8 – stay tuned for more information coming soon! The fences around the Park are expected to come down over the next few weeks, and this urban oasis will be ready for you to enjoy.

Want to find out more? Please visit www.grangeparktoronto.ca for more updates on the project.

The Grange Park revitalization project was made possible thanks to the advice and counsel of the local community and the generous support of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the City of Toronto.

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