Finalists in the competition to design the national Memorial to the Victims of Communism revealed their plans on Thursday. Congratulations to Jeff Cutler, MBCSLA, and the team at space2place design inc. The proposals were put forward by five design teams, announced last November by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly.
Canada, a Land of Refuge will be built in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories at Bay and Wellington streets, with construction expected to be completed in 2018. Valued at $3 million, the cost of the monument will be split evenly between the federal government and Tribute to Liberty, the private group spearheading the project. According to the federal government website, the memorial will recognize Canada's "role as a place of refuge for people fleeing injustice and persecution, and honour the millions oppressed by communist regime. Click here to view some images from the five finalists and then vote on your favourite.