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North American Sundial Society

Toronto  

Sundial 596
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   79° 28.5' N Longitude:   43° 37.4' W
Location:
  • East Humber Bay Park
    Air India Memorial
 
Description:
  • A 210 cm diameter horizontal dial of blue granite with a 56 cm high stainless steel gnomon. In addition to showing local time, the declination line that touches the base of the gnomon traces the path of the shadow on June 23 (date of the 1985 Air India terrorist-bomb air crash) and also marks solar noon at the crash site near Akahista, Ireland where there is a similar memorial sundial. Stones forming the pedestal represent all of the Provinces and territories of Canada, and the countries of India, Ireland, Japan and the United States of America.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Toronto Region Conservation Authority
  • TIME FLIES / SUNS RISE AND SHADOWS FALL / LET IT PASS BY / LOVE REIGNS FOREVER OVER ALL
  • Designer: Ralph Bouwmeester, sundial design; Peter Klambauer, Project Coordinator
  • Builder: Jeremy Craig, Victor Ford & Associates, Inc., Landscape Architect; UCC Group, General Contractor
  • Construction Date: 23-Jun-07