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Front panel of 'March of the Suffragettes.'

Photo by Johanna Hill

March of the Suffragettes

Artist(s): Jacqueline Comrie

Producer: StreetARToronto

Category: , ,

Completed: 2016

Located on the northeast corner of College and Elizabeth Streets, ‘March of the Suffragettes’ displays five figures in Victorian-era dresses and hats with sashes across their outfits. On the approach to Women’s College Hospital, on a street also called Dr. Emily Stowe Way, this Signal Box reminds passers-by of the events related to the writing and enacting of bills, acts and other legal pathways in the ongoing fight for gender equality in this country, fought by many, notably the aforementioned Dr. Stowe, an icon in Canada’s suffrage movement. This signal box reminds us, that by not being dedicated just to Dr. Stowe but to the actions of the many, that history making events occur through the actions of the many, not the one.

Adapted from the streetART.to mural entry:

“March of the Suffragettes” takes the College Street community back in time to Victorian Toronto.”

Created for Outside the Box by StreetARToronto.

For More Information: learn more about Dr. Stowe at the Canadian Encyclopedia website.

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Location: College St at Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 2E2, Canada | Get Directions