Top 5 New Public Art Pieces in Mississauga


Published December 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm


As you explore Mississauga you will come across many works of art in public spaces. The City’s Public Art Program includes both temporary and permanent installations by numerous professional artists. 

Here are the top 5 public art pieces that were installed in 2014:

The Messenger Project (Artist: Ernest Daetwyler)

  • Installed November 2014 at Erindale GO Station and along Burnhamthorpe Rd W
  • Partnership between the City and Metrolinx
  • Two-part limestone and bronze sculpture inspired by Mississauga’s rich heritage and reflects on a voyage of both past and present.

If you follow Burnhamthorpe Road to the Erindale GO Station, you’ll reach The Messenger Project. This is a two-part sculpture, with a secondary piece located across from the station, was created by the Swiss/Canadian artist Ernest Daetwyler.  Made from Indiana limestone and bronze elements, The Messenger Project was inspired by Mississauga’s rich heritage and reflects on a voyage of both past and present.

The Bearded Ones (Artist: Tom Benner)

  • Re-installed September 2014 on the south lawn in front of the Living Arts Centre
  • The artwork was completely restored by the Artist in order to reverse years of severe deterioration due to weathering and the effects of time.

Just across from Community Common Park, on the south lawn of the Living Arts Centre you’ll find The Bearded Ones by Tom Benner. The sculpture is a circular arrangement of 7 figures representing ancestral musk oxen.

“Good Friend,”

This is Mississauga’s first privately-commissioned public art piece Called Buen Amigo, which translates into “Good Friend,” the sculpture was created by Francisco Gazitua. Hazel McCallion said the work is a symbolic nod to the downtown core’s past. She recalled that when she looked outside her office window in the former City Hall 33 years ago, she would see horses and cows grazing in the fields.

Contemplating Child (Artist: Ferruccio Sardella)

  • Installed August 2014 at Community Common Park
  • Large-scale, Cor-Ten steel sculpture which speaks to stewardship of family, community and home and has become a seamless fit for the site and its surroundings.

Community Common Park, located in downtown Mississauga, is home to Contemplating Child, by artist Feruccio Sardella. The sculpture presents a gesture of a seated child in repose and strives to ignite a playful connection to the childlike qualities within all of us.

‘Migration’ – by Alex Anagnostou

A public art piece entitled ‘Migration’ by local sculptor Alex Anagnostou was installed at the intersection of Duke of York Boulevard and Burnhamthorpe Road. The two part sculpture, composed of aluminium, stainless steel and sandcast molten glass, forms an arrow-like gateway over the boulevard. 

“‘Migration’ by celebrated artist Alex Anagnostou has joined the growing outdoor public art gallery in the area. The sculptures were realized in part through developer contributions from two condo developments flanking the artwork.” 


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