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Old Posted Aug 5, 2016, 8:38 PM
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The great Canadian fountains thread

A thread inspired by the very hot weather we're having this week.

Simple rule: show us the exterior fountains in your city.

Here are some from Montreal:

1. Place Jean-Paul Riopelle.

This fountain was made by famous Quebec artist Jean-Paul Riopelle for the 1976 Olympic. It was move from the Olympic stadium to the new Jean-Paul Riopelle square in front of the Palais des congrès. The fountain has a mix of water, fog and fire. The ring fire is up every hour on the hour for a few minutes.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/hussei...-779tBD-2enmu8


https://www.flickr.com/photos/indyda...-8ywsbL-9PakZh


https://www.flickr.com/photos/620617...-ayrp2A-6PwPcB


2. Old Port.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BIh7PZiB...ound_the_world

3. Place des Festivals (Quartier des spectacles)


https://www.flickr.com/photos/quarti...-6ujqUN-6ufdcH


https://www.flickr.com/photos/quarti...in/dateposted/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/quarti...n/photostream/

4. Marché Maisonneuve. Fountain designed by artist Alfred Laliberté. Build in 1912.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/thepre...s-a9LaZq-4bLaf


https://www.flickr.com/photos/mapoir...c-5CEDCC-7EJaG


https://www.flickr.com/photos/etriveur/7683673642/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/819107...-sk6yM2-bWwRUr

5. Parc George Etienne-Cartier. Fountain installed in 1912.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Ge...Cartier_Square


http://www.wixxmag.ca/articles/5-esp...r-a-montreal-1


https://www.flickr.com/photos/loizze...-a7VeSn-bDkuYq

6. Saint-Louis Square Fountain build in 1849 for the Viger square and moved to the Saint-Louis square in 1931.


http://montrealjemesouviens.blogspot...int-louis.html


https://www.flickr.com/photos/412992...-3zjgiy-9cM4X4


https://www.flickr.com/photos/357469...-762goC-4yrcdG

7. Place Ville-Marie. By artist Gerald Gladstone. The only fountain in Montreal that stays active in winter, even in sub-zero weather.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/cgouai...-jqqnHB-jqsdaC


https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergek...-jqoNnH-jqoMx6


https://www.flickr.com/photos/clic10...-jqqndt-jqqmgt


https://www.flickr.com/photos/jo-bla...-jqqmgt-jqsbqL

8. Parc Lafontaine


https://www.flickr.com/photos/azerpo...-5uGWpX-dkDZmm

9. Botanical garden


https://www.facebook.com/lemayONLINE/


https://www.facebook.com/lemayONLINE/

10. McGill campus


http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/actu...-chateau-d-eau

11. Place d'Armes. Installed in 1895.


http://gomontrealtourism.com/place-darmes/

12. Parc Saint-Henri. Installed in 1893.


http://artpublic.ville.montreal.qc.c...cques-cartier/


http://artpublic.ville.montreal.qc.c...cques-cartier/

13 Square Victoria


https://www.flickr.com/photos/fredisonfire/28052803670


https://compute.info/tag/Fontaine


http://www.qimtl.qc.ca/fr/projets/qu...quare-victoria

14. Parc Morgan


http://www.quartierhochelaga.com/par...oyau-retrouve/


https://mesquartiers.wordpress.com/2...4/maisonneuve/
parc dufresne fontaine


15. Parc Lahaie


https://www.flickr.com/photos/lorrai...-BAWTGe-J7KYWG


https://www.instagram.com/p/BIIwA34j...=montrealismes

16. Parc des Faubourgs


https://mesquartiers.wordpress.com/2...es-a-montreal/


https://www.instagram.com/p/BImnYBqh...shaunisonfiree

17. St-Joseph Oratory garden


https://www.instagram.com/p/BILOVj1g...-by=jennalanna

18. Parc Outremont


https://www.instagram.com/p/BG5mzsMN...=l0vely_planet


https://www.instagram.com/p/BHK6vgVh...by=amberisis11

19. Parc du Mont-Royal


https://www.instagram.com/p/BGly1Edp...-by=sabirashed

Some future fountains under construction for next year's 375th birthday of the city:

Place Vauquelin (next to City Hall)



Place des Arts



Square Viger





Square Dorchester


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Gage Park fountain


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And of course Hamilton's Gore Park fountain

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Fountain in Gore Park, Hamilton Ontario



A new fountain, Augustus Jones fountain


http://lesdrysdale.com/sculpture/com...ugustus-jones/


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I've always liked these fountains located in the Halifax public gardens:






And here in the fountain located on the central common:



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Assuming splash pads don't count? Kidding.

We only have two that I can recall off the top of my head in St. John's. Both in Bowring Park.

Bowring Park by Ashley Hammond, on Flickr

Duck Pond at Bowring Park by Quantum Stalker, on Flickr

And one other in the suburban town of Petty Harbour.

Petty Harbour Fountain by Ross Craig, on Flickr

And, although it's gone now... our second mall, The Village, used to have a famous/infamous fountain. It was even in their theme song.

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Provincial Legislature in Edmonton.



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London has a really ugly one that cost a lot of money. pisses into the stagnant Thames. Sometimes there are dead fish.


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Saskatoon had some very pretty fountains along the river.

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Montreal has such an old world European charm going for it, hard to Rival..


Alas Winnipeg: A few quick images.

Manitoba Legislature

http://www.travelandescape.ca/2013/0...a-legislature/


Assiniboine Park

Photo of Assiniboine Park is courtesy of TripAdvisor


Emptyful Fountain

http://www.ful-flo.ca/emptyful-fountain.html
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Provincial Legislature in Edmonton.
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This one is great!
I love the one in Assiniboine Park (Winnipeg) too.

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Wonderful thread idea, Martin! And great selection too. I had the same project. Fountains are generally my favourite place to hang out when I visit a new city.
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Some fountains in Québec

1. L'éclatement / Gare du Palais (1999)


Gare du Palais Québec_9766 by Alexandre Larouche, sur Flickr


2. Fontaine de Tourny / Assemblée nationale du Québec (1857 - Bordeaux, FR / 2007 - Québec, CA)


Fontaine de Tourny by Office du tourisme de Québec, sur Flickr

&quot;fontaine de tourny&quot; by baseman79, sur Flickr


3. Fontaine de la FAO (UNESCO) / Rues Saint-Paul, Saint-Pierre et du Sault-au-Matelot


Québec : La Vivrière by Luc Blain, sur Flickr

Figure de proue by steeve.m, sur Flickrà


4. Fontaine de la place d'Armes (1915)


Place d&#x27;armes by Francois Sarrazin, sur Flickr


5. Fontaine du jardin Saint-Roch (1992)


Amateur Québec sur Panoramio.com


6. Fontaine du Quai-Paquet / Rue Saint-Laurent (Lévis) (2016)


Spectacle Eau &amp; Lumière, au quai Paquet, à Lévis, Québec - 16 Juillet 2016 (24) by Claude, sur Flickr

Jets d&#x27;eau au quai Paquet, Lévis - 7 Juillet 2016 (6) by Claude, sur Flickr


7. Fontaine du Quai-des-Flots / Promenade Samuel-De Champlain (2008)


Quai-des-Flots by CCNQ, sur Flickr

And so on. It's a sample.
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wonderful... just reminds me how much I enjoy fountains!
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more from Edmonton:







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A couple more from the Halifax area:

Sullivan's Pond (Dartmouth)
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Sullivan&#x27;s Pond by Kevin Brine, on Flickr


Bishop's Landing

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Victoria Park

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Ocean Towers

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Casino Nova Scotia

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Also at Bishop's Landing - the furthest lamp sometimes sprays water, although I couldn't find any pictures

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A couple more in the Public Gardens:


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There was a thread on Urban Toronto recently on this very topic. Most of these are from that thread.

The obvious one first. Nathan Phillips Square.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e_Fountain.jpg


http://www.torontograndprixtourist.c...fountains.html


http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2016/07/...revitalization

Three Graces Fountain, Bay & Wellesley

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/exp...ee_graces.aspx

Exhibition Place

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/a...ber_1_2005.jpg


http://shari-chocolatebox.blogspot.c...-go-to-ex.html

Commerce Court

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle14315725/

Lakeshore Blvd

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...toronto.21480/

St. Lawrence Market

http://www.torontograndprixtourist.c...fountains.html

Centre Island

http://www.enjoyontario.ca/toronto-i.../100_0934.html

Beecroft & Sheppard

http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p...0/IMG_2199.jpg

Salmon Run fountain next to the CN Tower

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...a.25330/page-2

Cloud Gardens

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...toronto.21480/

Yorkville Park

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...toronto.21480/

Clarence Square

https://twitter.com/joe_cressy/statu...10479087210499

University & Queen

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...o.21480/page-7

St. James Park

http://www.torontocitylife.com/2010/...going-parking/

The fountain at Berczy Park has been removed as part of the park’s revitalization and is being replaced with this:

http://urbantoronto.ca/database/proj...revitalization

Same story with Barbara Ann Scott Park (aka College Park). All the renderings seem to be in the winter so I have no idea what the replacement fountain will look like.

http://www.torontograndprixtourist.c...fountains.html

Dundas Square

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542191242610667786/

Sherbourne Common

http://www.tmig.ca/sherbourne.aspx

Woodbine Park

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...o.21480/page-5

Yonge & Sheppard area

http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads...o.21480/page-6
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although One Yonge is still awaiting the hearing event at the OMB, Toronto might be getting a huge fountain along with some green space, in the south core, as shown in this preliminary rendering

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Wow. Great stuff.
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Beautifully restored fountain at Place Saint-Henri.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BkoS40AD...d=livemontreal
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Jarry has a nice one. Makes a good mister on a hot day.













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