The concept of INSPIRE monument is that of a grand Phoenix rising out of the ground with its wing feathers engraved with the names of Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.
It will be a design that elicits pride and becomes a Toronto tourist attraction and fixture. One that not only speaks of the LGBTQ community but of Canada being at the forefront of LGBTQ freedom and acceptance.
INSPIRE monument will be one of the world’s few locations dedicated to LGBTQ history and commemoration.
Note that the images included below are intended to communicate the park’s concept and are not intended to represent final design decisions.