Grange Park

Toronto, Ontario

Project Overview

The challenge that faced the Design Team, the City of Toronto, stakeholders and community was preserving the Park’s cultural history and character, while implementing landscape treatments that would best enhance the space and facilitate appropriate use of the site by the surrounding community who expressed that this park was a valued public place, for passive recreation, social gathering and art exhibits, public promenade and passageway to home, school, church, gallery, or work.

Grange Park is truly a central park and respite from downtown activity for a diverse group of local residents, downtown workers and visitors.  The park also forms a green gateway to the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), a number of smaller, independent artist-run galleries, as well as cultural core and local high-streets, including Chinatown, Queen Street West, quaint Baldwin Street and the University of Toronto through St. George Street.