Faces on Places takes us into the fascinating world of
mythical and historical persons and icons that have been watching
over Toronto and its inhabitants for centuries.
If you look up with author Terry Murray, you'll see
beyond glass and steel and stone to spy Gargoyles, Griffins,
Dragons, Angels, Portraits of Important Personages (and Caricatures
of those same folk). Murray has photographed over sixty Toronto
buildings, interviewed architects, stone carvers, and building
occupants, and scoured archives for original architectural plans,
to discover who these creatures are, and why they exist.
Faces on Places is organized by type of sculpture, and
contains street addresses and maps for suggested walking tours. It
is an elegant and reliable guide to the city's most silent
and intriguing citizens.