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Lesya Ukrainka Monument
Location: Toronto, Ontario
With over one million visitors annually, High Park is the jewel of Toronto's park system. It is the largest park entirely within Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It spans 161 hectares (398 acres, 1.61 kmē). It is a mixed recreational and natural park, with sporting facilities, cultural facilities, educational facilities, gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. One third of the park remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology.
|Lesya Ukrainka Monument, High Park|
The sign reads, "Lesya Ukrainka Monument. Larissa Kosach 1871 - 1913. Lesya Ukrainka (pen name of Larissa Kosach) remains a central figure in Ukrainian literature. Undaunted by a debilitating lifelong illness she created a rich legacy of lyrical verse, dramatic poetry, prose works, critical essays, articles on socio-political themes, studies in folklore, ethnography and translations into Ukrainian from modern and classical languages. Recurring themes in her works are: the relationship of the individual to the community, social justice, the role of woman in society, human dignity, personal and national liberty and the writer as a force for betterment."
GPS: 43 deg 38' 47.53" N, 79 deg 27' 52.27" W (43.6465361, -79.4645194)
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