Public Art Installation recognizes long term relationship between City and County

The City of St. Thomas and Elgin County are pleased to celebrate their 140 year relationship through the artwork in the new Southdale/Fairview roundabout. Mayor Joe Preston and Warden Tom Marks officially unveiled the new art piece today.

“The public art piece at this roundabout is a great tribute to our agricultural history and the working relationship between the City and County.” stated Mayor Preston. “I look forward to many years of continued partnerships.”

“I am delighted to see the roundabout at Fairview Ave and Southdale Line open to the public, and it is exciting to be able to incorporate a public art element into this project,” said Elgin County Warden Tom Marks. “This roundabout will ease the flow of traffic between the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin, ensuring that our residents can travel seamlessly through this high traffic volume connection. The City of St. Thomas is our closest neighbouring municipality and this project is a shining example of what teamwork and strong partnerships can accomplish.”

The City also presents the Hometown Heroes sculptures at the new Bill Martyn Parkway/Fairview roundabout. For more information on the sculpture please see the attached backgrounder which will become a plaque on site.

Photo Above: Warden Tom Marks, Elgin County; Mayor Joe Preston, City of St. Thomas; Scott Mckay, Artist – Strong Arm Forge

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