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City begins the process to bring extraordinary Sculpture Garden to Trudeau Park

At a special council meeting last week in Côte Saint-Luc, we set the wheels in motion for a very exciting development at Pierre Elliott Trudeau Park involving the extraordinary large-scale bronze animal sculpture art of District 2 resident Shalom Bloom.

The city has issued a public call for professional services tender to redesign Trudeau Park, in part to become the home to Shalom Bloom Sculpture Garden. If the costs are feasible for the city following the results of the tenders, we will then enter into a Deed of Donation agreement with Mr. Bloom and arrange for the  transportation of 10 sculptures from his country home in Esterel.

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This Shalom Bloom sculpture of rams faces the Stewart Biological Building at McGill.

Congratulations to Mayor Anthony Housefather,  City Manager Tanya Abramovitch ,  legal counsels Andrea Charon (the lead player), Jonathan Shecter and Cheri Bell and Director of Urban Development Charles Senekal for the endless number of hours they have put into this project.

The tendering process should be completed by the end of October, leading to the transportation of the sculptures on or around September 2016. There could 14 additional sculptures in 2017 if we are successful in mounting a fundraising campaign. We are already looking at holding a two month vernissage at the Art Gallery of the Eleanor London CSL Public Library.

 

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