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Stained-glass Window inside Anglican Church, Ontario Enlarge

Stained-glass Window, Anglican Church, Ontario
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Stained glass in Canada

Stained glass first appeared in Canada around 1850, a period when many churches in the country were acquiring works of glass to decorate their windows. The religious arts were then highly regarded, and soon many more places of worship had their own stained-glass windows of biblical scenes and characters.

Later, in the 20th century, stained glass freed itself from religion and was to be found more and more often in homes, restaurants and public places. The Montreal subway is a shining example, with its stations decorated with the colored works of artists such as Marcelle Ferron and Nicolas Sollogoub.

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