AGO has managed to move Moore's Reclining Forms elsewhere, so I think it will fall mostly to civic symbolism to make its defense.
It will depend on how willing these activists are in working together to select an alternate location and not simply BLMTO-ing it until Tory and Wynne acquiesce.
It took a lot of effort to get Council to agree rehabilitate and to de-clutter NPS, in order to return it to its sleek sixties design. Whatever The Archer signified as a work of art, placing it in NPS signalled Toronto's aspirational embrace of modernity and progress. Esthetically, the sculpture is a perfect complement to Revell's daring design. Removing the original Peace Garden po-mo desecration was a huge improvement. Having come this far, we're now supposed to accept a re-cluttering of the square in the name of virtue signalling. Given our society's inability to say no to any group of a couple dozen really loud and angry people, the whole space seems destined to become a re-cluttered grievance monument garden. Perhaps we should rename it Festivus Square.
Agree completely, until you got to virtue signalling. That, and most of what follows, is unnecessary IMHO.