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If Rob Ford is a turkey, at least he’s a butterball

31 Aug

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I enjoyed viewing the butter sculpture of Rob Ford in the Better Living Centre at the 2012 Canadian National Exhibition. The artist, Olenka Kleban, has truly captured the an excellent likeness of the mayor. She depicts him reading a Margaret Atwood novel. When I saw the sculpture, its left hand was not yet complete. The work is larger than life-size, as 500 pounds of butter were employed to complete the work.

Posts on this blog usually report on happenings throughout the city and examining the architectural history of Toronto. However, I thought that this “butterball” art was worthy of a post.

To view a post about other events and worthwhile sights at the 2012 Ex, follow the link:

 https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/try-viewing-the-2012-cne-through-new-eyes/

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For posts to other happenings around the city and details of Toronto’s architectural history, follow the links below.

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The closing of the two lanes on Yonge Street, August 2012.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/yonge-street-lane-closings-in-aug-2012-create-great-cafes-and-green-space/

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Bulwer Street – a street near Queen and Spadina that has disappeared yet remains in view.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/a-toronto-street-that-disappeared-but-yet-remains-in-view-bulwer-street/

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New up-scale meat market opens on Baldwin Street in Toronto’s Kensington Market – Sanagan’s Meat Locker

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/new-meat-market-opens-in-kensingtonsanagans-meat-locker/

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St. Mary’s Church at Adelaide and Bathurst Streets being uncovered from scaffolding for renovations.

https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/2012/08/08/enjoying-torontos-architectural-gemsst-marys-roman-catholic-church/

For other post about Toronto and its history and architecture. Home Page https://tayloronhistory.wordpress.com/

 
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