The Ring

The Ring in Montreal

Tootling around Montreal last month, we were delighted to come across The Ring, an enormous metal circle hung between two buildings at Place Ville Marie. It was designed by Claude Cormier, who passed away last year. He left his mark on Toronto with such notable landscapes as Sugar Beach, Berczy Park, Love Park, and too many others to do justice in this space.

It’s funny how something as simple as a metal ring is made extraordinarily striking by size (30 metres) and position (suspended in mid-air between two buildings). This kind of monumental whimsy is what makes good cities great cities. More, please!