Today is Labour Day, and I thought this newly built monument would be ideal for the occasion. The Canadian Building Trades Monument was officially opened in May by the Prime Minister. It honours the tradespeople of the country, and is positioned in the north part of Major's Hill Park. The design was done by a Halifax pair, sculptor John Greer, and architect Brian McKay-Lyons. It consists of two large plumb bobs, which are among the oldest tools used by people. Tools of the trade are etched into the granite nearby. The monument, titled Standing Together, is close to one of the overlooks that look out onto the Ottawa River and both cities along its shore.