A relatively new public art project in Vancouver caught my attention over the long weekend. To commemorate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary, the City of Vancouver commissioned Emily Carr graduate and local artist Sonny Assu to design this street marker that was installed along both sides of Kingsway from Main Street to Boundary Road. The signs merges Kingsway’s shared history as an aboriginal foot trail and colonial wagon road and is in the style of a highway route sign.
I believe that Kingsway is the only diagonal route through Vancouver – it cuts across the city’s now-established street grid system. Kingsway, while cutting a swath through Vancouver’s physical topography, also presents a cross-section of the history of this area and the movement of people for sustenance, commerce, migration and other activities.
Read more about the artist & the project.