QEW Monument

By: Lesley

Jul 06 2010

Category: Toronto

4 Comments

Aperture:f/3.3
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Camera:DMC-TZ3

‘The Queen Elizabeth Way was opened by the King and Queen in June 1939 marking the first visit from a reigning sovereign to a sister Dominion of the Empire. The courage and endurance of their Majesties in undertaking the Royal Visit in the face of imminent war have inspired the people of this province to complete this work in the Empire’s darkest hour in full confidence of victory and a lasting peace.’                                                                                         ~inscription, August 1940

This is one of the remaining markers at the Humber Bay terminus of the QEW. It was moved to the park after the highway was extended by several more lanes.

The current Queen Elizabeth has been visiting Canada this past week.

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4 comments on “QEW Monument”

  1. An imposing monument with classical lines. Thank you for visiting and your kind words. They are much appreciated. Enjoy your day.
    Cheers,
    Melbourne Daily Photo

  2. Terrific monument.

    • I’m glad at least one was saved.
      There are more on this highway, but they are inaccessible with the extra lanes of traffic pushing around them.


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