SCULPTURES TO LEAVE MUZIK

Oct 06, 2016

By Michael Kramer

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Toronto City council has voted to include the return of some Greek sculptures to the city – as a condition of amending the Muzik nightclub’s lease – on the Exhibition Place grounds.

The sculptures were created by Artist E.B Cox.

A sculpture of Hercules, part of a collection of sculptures – The Garden of the Greek Gods – by the late E.B. Cox, atf Muzik Nightclub.
A sculpture of Hercules, part of a collection of sculptures – The Garden of the Greek Gods – by the late E.B. Cox, atf Muzik Nightclub.

Toronto signed the lease with Muzik in 2004 – to operate a nightclub in the Horticulture Building – where the works were located.

But two years ago the Muzik owners built a fence which enclosed a patio around the club – and within it were the twenty limestone statues.

Cox’s daughter Kathy Sutton has been pushing to get the sculptures moved to a rose garden, south of the Bandshell, on Exhibition Place grounds – where the public will have access to them.

Councillor Mike Layton says the city still has to figure out how to pay for the relocation – and Sutton says she hopes to rally members of the arts community to find ways to help fund the move, as much as possible.

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