After posting my first bike tour of Bruce Garner’s sculptures in and around downtown Ottawa, his wife Tamaya got in touch and generously forwarded me locations of a number of other pieces throughout Ottawa I didn’t know of, or didn’t realise were his creations. Pleased as punch, I subsequently put together this second tour.
First stop – Children of the Wind, tucked off of Wellington across the street from the Library and Archives Canada building.
The next two are in Lowertown. To get there I rode along the Voyageur Pathway on the Quebec side.
Phoenix is located on the lawn of a private home at 152 St Patrick St.
Succor is located a few blocks north at the entrance to the Elizabeth Bruyère Centre.
Next stop – Ulysses, in the courtyard of the University of Ottawa Arts building. A majestic grouping of figures in a wonderful setting. This has become my favorite of Bruce’s sculptures.
The final sculpture on the tour is Play Pals, located in Brewer Park.
There is also a sculpture Tamaya mentioned located downtown in the World Exchange Plaza, titled Moon Fragments, which I did not include on the tour as it is indoors, however I have marked its location on the map below, along with all of Bruce’s sculptures from tours 1 and 2, for those who may wish to plot a bike or walking tour of their own.
UPDATE – July 2018: While biking through Barrhaven I discovered this work by Bruce, located on the south-west corner of Malvern Drive and Greenbank Road. I’ve added it to the map below.
Thank you Bruce.