Friday, September 10, 2021

Humanity Art Installation at Union Station

A round steel circle sits in Sir John A. Macdonald Plaza down at Union Station with 35 words that make you feel the love that fills Toronto. The Humanity Art Installation is an 8 foot high sculpture by Masai Ujiri who uses words to describe what humanity means to him, words that represent "peace, togetherness, youth and diversity".

A yellow light within the circle provides illumination to the words cut into the steel

From Union Stations website, "Masai Ujiri’s Humanity Movement was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s fight for equality for all people. Keeping alive his words and actions inspired us to search for and embrace the very things that make us human, and to overcome injustice and hatred. His example was an inspiration then, and continues to be an inspiration especially now. Over one year out from one of the biggest civil rights movements of this generation, the Humanity Art Installation represents hope for the day when we see each other. Really see. The way we did when we first opened our eyes. Nothing in the way. No bias. One people."

The installation is free and open to the public until October 31, 2021 in Union Station's public square on Front Street, between Bay and York Streets. PS it really comes to life at night.

See more photos of Humanity after the jump.

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