Walk about the West End with Pam McPhail to hear tales of the neighbourhood's art and architecture -- plus a bit of history along the way. Do the bronze figures of "A-maze-ing Laughter" inspire playfulness and joy or present an ironic view of contemporary life? How did a 37' Pine Oak tree end up towering over English Bay? What's the significance of "Engagement" (2005) and beyond it the heritage Kensington Place (1912)? Why retain a two-storey facade from a 1936 building that fell to a 2014 condo development?
Meet at the site of "A-maze-ing Laughter" in Morton Park, Denman and Davie Streets to get the answers to these questions and more during this free, two hour circle tour, a part of the national Culture Days celebrations.