This statue has an interesting story – it has literally, as part of its creation process, completed a circuit of the periphery of Canada, thus the title. The original was a wood carving of five male figures, which was then charred in a fire, and then cast in iron. The iron casting was then loaded in the back of the artist’s own pickup truck and driven across the open plains of Canada. It took a trip across the Arctic Circle on a ship, and made landfall again before being brought to Toronto, where it now stands. In all, it was a five year, 35,000 kilometer journey. The pedestal is designed to be a bench to invite people to stop and sit.
The statue inspired someone to leave this little wire figure token between the feet of one of the figures. When I saw the statue originally, I thought it was some kind of war memorial, which may have also been what went through the mind of the person who left the figurine.