Snowman vandalized two days after unveiling

Andrew Weir, Vice President, Communications at Toronto Tourism, gets some help from Starlight child Gabriel Cardenas, 3, and his mom Victoria in unveiling one of the 20 seven-foot snowmen that have been placed throughout the city. PHOTO: Phil Lameira / Beach Metro News

On Nov. 9 Tourism Toronto unveiled  20 sculped snowmen througout the city, including one on Queen Street near Ivan Forrest Gardens/Glen Stewart Park.

The statue is part of a fundrising effort for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.

Two days later the sculpure was removed because it had been vandalized.

Kathy Riches of Tourism Toronto says the snowman will be repaired and return to the Beach very soon, but is not sure where it will be located.

When the statue returns, people are asked to take a photo with the snowman and email it to

For every photo mail in, $2 will be donated to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.

UPDATE (Nov. 23, 2011) – The sculpture is back at the same location (Queen Street near Ivan Forrest Gardens/Glen Stewart Park) after being repaired for cracks and a broken nose.

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We passed by this snowman last night (December 11) and the nose has been damaged. Honestly I have no idea what people are thinking!

We are happy to see the snowman back in the Beach! The low lifes that vandalized him should be ashamed of themselves!

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