A fiting way to celebrate the last 100 years in the area is to feature the life of Elford Bradley (E.B.) Cox, an internationally renowned Canadian sculptor born in 1914, adopted by the Group of Seven.
One of the best kept secrets can be found at Duke of Connaught JSPS. Cox's ‘Reading’, ‘Writing’ and ‘Arithmetic’ sculptures are permanently installed on the side of the building.
He attended the University of Toronto from 1934 to 1938 and had a studio on Broadview Avenue. He died in July 2003 at the age of 89.
Many of Cox’s other works can be viewed in public places around Toronto.Large works of his can be found at the University of Toronto, the Macdonald Block government building at 900 Bay Street, and the Park Hyatt Hotel at 4 Avenue Road
His twenty massive limestone sculptures known as the Garden of the Greek Gods at Exhibition Place near the Duffrin Gate were donated for public display in 1979. He also produced signifiant works that can be found at McMaster University and at a school in Milton. May his works live on for another hundred years and more