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BERCZY PARK: A DOG-SPIRITED CANIS LOCUS

MARC HALLÉ

DOGGY STYLE
FR_ > LP+

uNE FONTAINE QuI A Du MORDANT
EN_
PEOPLE LOvE DOGS. We created them
to embody our better natures - loyalty,
friendship, unconditional love, frank
honesty and an endearing paradox of
courage and vulnerability. We evolved
together to be mutually compatible.
Their dependence affirms our egos. Their
affection keeps us human. No pretense,
no mind games; with them we can
be ourselves.
Art has recorded human affection for
dogs from the Bronze Age to Ancient
Rome, from Norman Rockwell to Ron
Mueck. Tony Matelli's sculpture "Stray
Dog," which depicts a seeing-eye Golden
Retriever adrift without its master,
captures the mutual dependence where the
dog is as lost without its blind owner as the
owner is lost without his or her dog. From
Lassie and Scooby-Doo to Tintin's Snowy
(Milou en français), dogs have become a
touchstone of popular culture. From film
sensation uggie (The Artist) on the red
carpet to the Queen's Corgis in Buckingham
Palace, human encounters with dogs

invoke an irrational lightness capable of
relaxing furrowed brow and transporting
us away from the paralyzing logic of our
daily routines.
HOUNDS, RETRIEvERS
AND BOBBING PUGS
It is this universal appeal that underlies
the intention to construct a dog fountain
in Berczy Park, a precious 0.36 hectares
of open space in downtown Toronto. A
custom oversized cast-iron fountain has
been proposed based on the classic Mott
catalogue models, and detailed with the
accoutrements of canine culture. This
"bestiaire" is mounted with 27 life-sized

PHOTOS 1 BERCZY PARK'S DOG-SPIRITED FOUNTAIN
2 DOROTHY + TOTO 3 QUEEN ELIZABETH II +
HER CORGIS 4 BY JEFF KOONS (HUXTABLE THE
POODLE) 5 BY NORMAN ROCKWELL 6 BY PIERO DI
COSIMO (A SATYR MOURNING OVER A NYMPH)
7 LASSIE 8 TINTIN + SNOWY (MILOU) ON A
FRENCH COMMEMORATIVE STAMP
PLANS & RENDERINGS CLAUDE CORMIER + ASSOCIATES

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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