April 18, 2016
Riverdale Park East
550 Broadview Ave
This event is Family Friendly.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen is known as a revolutionary and he is honoured as the Father of Modern China. He visited Toronto around a hundred years ago, and gave a speech at Victoria Hall to raise funds for his revolution.
In 1983 there was a National Open Sculpture competition to create a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Joe Rosenthal was selected as the sculptor, and he completed the monument in 1985. The biography of Dr. Sun Yat-sen is on the back, as are the names of the donors to the monument..
This monument shows Dr. Sun Yat-sen holding a book. The book is his famous ideology "The Three Principles of the People". It talks about nationalism, democracy and socialism.