The Queen Elizabeth II Blue Sapphire Statue Project
Start date: 1 May, 2015
End date: 1 July, 2017
The Project is to erect a dignified statue of the Queen of Canada at Queen's Park to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Ontario's joining and founding of Canadian Confederation, which will coincide during the 65th ("Blue Sapphire") year of the Queen's reign
Nature of the Project Reach
The unveiling of the statue will likely include members of the Royal Family, the Governor General and Lieutenant Governor, the Prime Minister and Premier, the Speaker. It will likely generate significant media attention in Ontario and across Canada. Although the statue will be on grounds of the province's legislature, it is to celebrate a national anniversary.
The unveiling of the Queen's statue will be the signature Ontario event celebrating Canada 150.