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Robert Sprachman

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'The Iron Horse' features 12 life size silhouettes of horses which draw attention to the 19th Century defunct railroad bridge on which they stand. When steam locomotive first appeared, it was commonly referred to as 'The Iron Horse'. Just as horses were replaced by trains, the rail bridge is no longer used for its original intent. The silhouetted horses and the bridge, an artifact from our industrial heritage, are surrounded by more modern forms of transportation with Yonge St below and the subway to the west. Originally installed in 1994, the new sculpture is made of 90% recycled fibreglass materials. A solar-powered LED lighting system will soon illuminate the horses and the pedestrian pathway and make the silhouettes more visible at night. Photos by Tyler Radell.

Additional Information

  • Medium: 90% Recycled Fibreglass Materials
  • Year Created: 2019
  • Artwork Type: Sculpture
  • Program Name: StreetARToronto (StART)
  • City Area: Downtown