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A vessel. A threshold. A space for reflection.
In Black Ark, Nigerian Canadian artist Oluseye Ogunlesi explores Canada’s role in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Referencing the slave ships that were built in Canada, this cathedral-like structure invites you into the hold of a ship, creating passage and revealing the fractured and erased history of enslavement in Canada. Etched into the structure, the phrase Exodus 1792 pays homage to the 1196 Free Blacks who departed Halifax in the winter of 1792 for a new beginning in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Built of wood and polished metal, Black Ark commemorates the migrations of Black people through time, space and place.
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1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6
Ashbridge’s Bay Park is located in the East end of Toronto. The park is paved with many accessible trails. There are bathrooms located by the Ashbridge’s Bay Boat Launch. Picnic benches and tables are scattered along the park.
June 9 - September 5
Woodbine Station is the closest TTC station to get to Ashbridge’s Bay Park
Directions from Woodbine Station
Image of map from Woodbine Station to Ashbridge’s Bay. There is a blue highlighted path of the route to take.