We didn't know much about these sculptures when we came across them but they looked like interesting art so we each took a photo with one of the sculptures titled "Lineal Order" by George Boileau. I found this explanation online; "This sculpture is made up of several pieces. You will first notice the life-size man as he is the closest to the sidewalk. He is standing on a small step near the base of the stairs in front of this building. He appears to be naked except for the overcoat he is wearing. He is quite thin, middle-aged and has an expression that is open to your interpretation - sadness, acceptance, regret, resignation? As you stand facing him you will notice his shadow up on the wall behind him, which is a silhouette of his figure mounted on the wall. The last piece of this sculpture is a small boy, who looks about three years old, at the top of the stairs, facing the direction of the man. The boy is a smaller, younger version of the man and is also naked except for an overcoat. Both the statues are standing in the same position, upright, arms at their sides in a relaxed manner. The boy's face doesn't have the lines or signs of age that the man has but he has the same haunted expression. Lineal: 1. in a direct line of descent or ancestry 2. linear. From the Oxford Dictionary of Current English This sculpture is at 71 Simcoe Street, south of King Street West, west of University Avenue."
Susana Baker with Artist James Mathisons, the author of a fabulous series of sculptures!