In May of 2010, a magnificent new sculpture was installed into the Entry Garden. Commissioned by the Garden Club of Toronto and designed by renowned Canadian artist Ron Baird, the dramatic nine meter polished stainless steel sculpture rises up through the beautiful entry garden and is a vision through every season. It was named “The Garden Web” following a competition between Garden Club members were the winning entry was submitted by Nancy Laurie.
About Ron Baird:
Ron Baird, RCA, AOCA, has been regularly commissioned to create large-scale, site-specific sculpture installations across Canada and abroad for more than 40 years. Often his work has imaginative elements that move in the wind, are light-responsive or make sounds. Some pieces also include electronics, electronic sound, interactive elements or incorporate programmed light sources.
He has completed more than 150 public commissions with a variety of inventive concepts. These include fountains, sculptural landmarks for world fairs and civic parks, towers, murals, carillons and site-specific pieces for business, donor recognition, industry government and private collectors.
A winner of numerous awards and medals including allied arts awards from both The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects for his work. Ron is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts, he is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and has also been awarded prizes for his prints.