Monument Unveiled In Sandwich Town

The General Brock and Chief Tecumseh sculpture has been unveiled in Sandwich Town.

The $400,000 monument is located in the Sandwich Street-Riverside Drive roundabout.

The unveiling attracted many guests including local politicians, nearby residents and students from General Brock Public School.

Councillor John Elliott says the monument is for the community.

"It was John Muir's dream, don't want to take anything away from that and just the community to come out, it's a gateway, legacy project that will put Sandwich town on the map as a historical destination for tours and anybody else that comes," says Elliott. 

Allan Muir, son of the late John Muir, a west end advocate who spearheaded the project attended the unveiling ceremony.

He made the trip down from Texas and says the monument is a perfect realization of his father's vision.

"He'd be proud," says Muir.  "Like I said just a lot of people talking about him today but really it's so many people and I'm thrilled that so many of them are here today.  This is a tremendous addition to the neighbourhood and to the city."    

The bronze monument was done by Mark Williams.

The cost for the entire Sandwich Town roundabout project is more than $1.3-million.

The Sandwich Town arch is expected to be installed next week.

It will be located on Sandwich Street between Paterson and McKee Parks.