Monument to the War of 1812 facts for kids
The monument pictured in 2020
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Material||Steel armature, plastic moulding, and foam (statues)|
|Opening date||November 2008|
Monument to the War of 1812 is a monument in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The sculpture is situated in the CityPlace neighbourhood of the city, adjacent to Fort York, and was created by the Canadian artist and novelist Douglas Coupland to commemorate the successful defence of British North America's against American forces in the War of 1812.
It was unveiled in November 2008 and currently stands at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard.
The standing soldier is painted gold and depicts a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Fencible Infantry; whereas the fallen is painted silver and depicts an American soldier from the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment.
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