TORONTO (PGN) >> A memorial to famed director Norman Jewison’s beloved dog has been missing for several weeks.
The small granite monument, inscribed with “In Memory of Barney,” was removed from the doggy drinking fountain in Norman Jewison Parkette between Isabella and Gloucester just east of Yonge.
The fountain was donated by Jewison, now 81, in remembrance of his yellow lab Barney, who died in 2001.
A spokesman for city councilor Kyle Rae says the monument was removed because it was broken and had sharp edges. He says it is currently being repaired and will be put back in place soon.
Jewison, the Oscar-nominated director of such acclaimed films as Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof and In The Heat of the Night, is chairman and CEO of Yorktown Productions Inc., located on nearby Gloucester Lane.