Public art theft

In 2013 copper cladding was stolen on two occasions from the Memory Banks art installation around Montrose school. This project was created as part of the Garrison Creek Linkage Project to suggest the banks of the Garrison Creek which once ran through Christie, Bickford and Eggleton parks. The perpetrators, posing as Parks employees and claiming to remove the cladding for ‘security reasons’ were caught by the police during their second attempt. In Fall of 2014, the bronze plaques with native fern designs inserted in the concrete path along the west side of Christie Pits¬†also disappeared. The Parks Department has now filled the empty squares with asphalt. The financial damage is major.¬†This was the only public art in our neighborhood. There is no indication whether or when these projects will be restored.

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