Public Art Profile

Artist: Ron Baird
Category: Public Artworks
Address: 101 Commuter Drive, Brampton
image of Three Screens (Time, Tracks, Trestle Bridge), 2011

Time: Sir Sanford Fleming (“Father Time”) was the chairman of the board of the Grand Trunk Railroad. He championed the world-wide acceptance of Standard Time, which by 1929 was accepted by all the major countries of the world. The design honours this historic achievement.

Tracks: This installation represents the significance of the railway as it was laid in early 19th century farming settlements.

Trestle Bridge: This installation echoes the steel railway trestle that traverses the gorge at the Forks of the Credit, just north of Brampton. Remnants of the original wooden trestle are still evident in the embankments.