Throwback Thursday: Walter Seymour Allward

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Walter Seymour Allward

Walter Seymour Allward
This week’s historical post is about sculptor Walter Seymour Allward, who lived at 43 Amelia St. in Cabbagetown.

He worked nearby at the Don Valley Brickworks for a time and later created statues that still grace Queen’s Park (and other Toronto locations), was responsible for the South African War Memorial on University Avenue and for many other works.

He is most famously known for the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, a monument to Canadians killed in the First World War. The Vimy memorial took fourteen years to complete and was inspired by a dream Allward had during the war.

Read more about Walter Seymour Allward (

Cabbagetown Uncovered: Remembering Cabbagetown’s veterans from the First World War to Afghanistan and the sculptor who created the Vimy memorial in France (

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