Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
The Canoe & Calipers
Photos and transcription by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009
Plaque coordinates: 43.637024 -79.469543
This sculpture of Canoe and Calipers, marks the meeting of two technologies: the calipers a symbol of the old world and the canoe a gift of the First Nations. Both were instrumental in shaping Canada and on a smaller scale both refer to the history of the area - First Nations peoples and early explorers canoed Lake Ontario to the south and the Humber River to the west. Most recently the Stelco/Swansea Iron Works Factory which made nuts and bolts occupied this site.
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