Photo credit: 1997 © Bruno Paul Stenson, MA

The statue of Copernicus

The statue of Copernicus was originally located in front of the Man the Explorer pavilion and then it moved after Expo to its current location in front of the Montréal Planitarium. That building is to be demolished in the next couple of years, to be replaced by a new planetarium next to the Olympic Stadium where the Montréal Biodome is located across from the Botanical Gardens, the idea being to locate all of these city-owned scientific buildings in the same neighborhood.

The statue was originally donated by the Canadian Polish Congress.