This weekend, the Charley Fox Memorial Overpass Public Artwork, located at the Hale Street and Trafalgar Street roundabout, will be temporarily removed for lifecycle maintenance.
The artwork will be transferred to an indoor City of London facility where the lifecycle maintenance will take place, and it is expected to be returned to the roundabout in spring of 2019. The roundabout will remain open while the monument is removed this weekend.
“We take great pride in our public art,” says Scott Stafford, Managing Director of Parks and Recreation. “Regular lifecycle maintenance helps ensure that artworks like this can be enjoyed by the community for years to come.”
This artwork, created by artists Daniel Castillo and Jerry Vrabec, was erected in the centre of the Charley Fox Memorial Overpass at Hale and Trafalgar/CN Overpass in the fall of 2011. Part of the City of London Public Art collection, the memorial is a metal piece that soars 36 feet in the air, serving as a lasting tribute to all veterans and recognizing all branches of the Canadian military forces.