Today on my way to Ritchie's Garden Centre in the east end, this odd fellow caught my attention. Standing atop the entrance to the Canadian Conservation Institute is this funny sculpture and upon closer inspection it is easy to see that he is a very unhappy (drenched?) fisherman. As to his connection with the Institute, I am not certain. But he sure does add a dash of humour to a serious subject: the conservation of Canada's moveable history. They offer workshops, have a specialized library, do research and, naturally, the hands-on work of preserving Canada's heritage collections for future generations. You can take a virtual tour here if you have some extra time.