Grange Park - Opening Celebration July 8th
Join me for the Official Opening Celebration of the newly revitalized Grange Park on Saturday July 8th.
Lead by the Grange Park Advisory Committee (GPAC) - which includes the Ward 20 City Councillor, the Grange Community Association, the AGO, local residents, OCAD U, University Settlement, St. George the Martyr Church, and City of Toronto Parks staff - this breathtaking revitalization has been more than 10 years in the making. Countless hours working together in public consultations, workshops, and more has resulted in a truly special greenspace in our community. The new and improved park includes:
- 78 more trees than before the improvements began
- Larger and updated play structures for children, including a destination playground, inspired by art supplies and the creative process
- New and expanded seating
- A Dogs-off leash area
- Walking path and pedestrian oriented lighting for safety
- Public washrooms and expanded horticulture
- 14 literary inscriptions leading into the Park
Here we are and this project is right on schedule. Over the last month, you may have noticed that Two Large Forms, the much loved Henry Moore sculpture that has graced the streetscape of Dundas and McCaul for over four decades, has been re-located. The cherished Forms are just around the corner in their new home in marvellously re-designed Grange Park.
Thank you to all those who played such a critical role in stewarding this project through the years. I look forward to celebrating with all of them, and all of you on July 8th (more details can be found below). For more information on the Grange Park Revitalization, visit the project website.