Project Update – April 26
The project is progressing well and we are on track to have the park fully open to the public by the end of June. Over the next few months, work will focus on the following activities:
• Completing the play area and water features
• Grading and sodding the great lawn
• Completing the washrooms and maintenance building
• Planting trees and perennials
• Installing park furniture
• Adjusting the lighting
The Aldershot trailer has been removed in order to complete work at in the north-west corner of the park. Work is also underway on the north side of the park for the new south entrance to the AGO.
The sculpture Large Two Forms by Henry Moore will move from its current location at McCaul and Dundas Streets to the park later this spring.
The Dog Off-Leash Area will be completed and fenced when other park areas re-open to the public.
Save the Date for a Community Celebration!
Please join us on Saturday July 8, 12 noon to 4pm for a community celebration of the revitalized Grange Park! More details to follow.
“Harriet Boulton Smith Way”
In connection with the revitalization of Grange Park, the Grange Community Association successfully spearheaded a request to the City of Toronto to assign the ceremonial name “Harriet Boulton Smith Way” to John Street between Queen and Stephanie. Harriet Boulton Smith owned the property that is now Grange Park and bequeathed it in 1910 to the Art Gallery of Ontario. It has operated as a public park since 1911 through an agreement between the AGO and the City. For more information, please visit: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2017.TE23.52.