Romantic love lock sculpture reappears in Halton Hills, Ontario

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Published June 27, 2024 at 9:32 pm

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Love has returned to Halton Hills.

A heart-shaped sculpture that was removed for safety reasons from an Acton parkette over a year ago has returned and with that, town romantics can lock up their love once again.

Dubbed the “Love Acton Heart” the sculpture was reinstalled by local artist Doris Trelevean of Metalscape Industries Inc.

“I am so happy that we have been able to resurrect this sculpture,” said Nancy Wilkes. owner of Acton Optical the art project sponsor along with her daughter Nicole. “With the support of the town, we now have a beautiful public artwork that will withstand the test of time and serve as an important nod to Acton and the passion that people feel for our community whether they live or work here or are just passing through. We know we have something special.”

The impromptu sculpture was removed early in 2023 over safety concerns and that it had not been approved to appear in a public space.

Although it was in place for just three months before it was removed, the sculpture proved popular with residents who lamented its loss.

The creation is based on the premise found on a famous bridge in Paris, France where lovers attach a padlock and throw away the key to acknowledge an everlasting bond.

When it was removed, town officials promised it would return when it could be installed properly. That time arrived today (June 27) when Trelevean, Wilkes, Mayor Ann Lawlor and others gathered at the now safely anchored work of art at the corner of Main and Mill Streets.

By the end of the day today several locks had already appeared.

“This sculpture is truly a donation from the heart and it captures the ​sentiment that residents of Acton feel for their community,” said the mayor.

 

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