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 new east-west path is now open and looking fabulous! The new trees, sod and plantings make quite a difference to the park.
The project is now in its final phase. The area that is currently open to the public will remain the same until the project is completed next spring. At the south-west side of the park, you can see the location for the new fenced-in off-leash area for dogs, covered in Fibar engineered wood fibre. This area will remain open to the public until the project is complete. When the rest of the park opens to the public, this area will be fenced in for the dogs’ off-leash area.
The new east-west path at the south side of the park will be open for this weekend! The path will provide access through the park between Beverley Street and Grange Road and will connect with the north side of the south promenade.
Work is progressing well and it is exciting to see the changes!
Due to the extreme heat and dry weather, we are giving the new sod adjacent to the east-west path a few more days to settle in before we open this area to the public. We anticipate that the east-west path will open early next week.
The opening of the new east-west path across the south side of Grange Park has been delayed by a few weeks. Work on the west side of the path had to be suspended while the City connected the park’s new storm water drainage system to the storm sewer under Beverley Street. The City finished its work near the end of July and the west edge of the path is now complete.
Neighbours gathered with the Grange Park Advisory Committee on June 27 to celebrate the project’s progress and officially start the one-year countdown to the opening of the new park in 2017!
The new south walkway is now open and looking fabulous! The landscaped areas adjacent to the south walkway will remain behind construction fencing for another 3-4 weeks to enable their full rooting.
You will be able to access the front entrance of University Settlement from the south walkway and from Grange Road.
The temporary park area on Beverley Street is now closed to become part of the construction zone. All other areas of Grange Park will remain closed for construction activity.
The project is making good progress and we are on track to move into the next phase. This means the following changes:
• The new south walkway will open to the public from Stephanie Street on May 31. You will be able to access the front entrance of University Settlement from the south walkway and from Grange Road.
• The benches and picnic tables currently in the open area of the park on Beverley Street will be moved to the south walkway. New furniture will be installed in the south walkway area in 2017 near the end of the project.
• The landscaped areas adjacent to the south walkway (trees and new sod) will remain behind construction fencing for another 3-4 weeks to enable their full rooting.
• The temporary park area on Beverley Street will close to the public on May 31. This area will become part of the construction zone.
• All other areas of Grange Park will remain closed for construction activity
The Grange Park revitalization project is making great progress to date:
• NEW! Check out the project’s progress with photos on the Grange Park website – www.grangeparktoronto.ca/revitalization-project/project-timeline
• South promenade: the new promenade leading north from John and Stephanie Streets is taking shape with the installation of paving stones
• East-west path: The site for the new east-west path is being graded and the cement curbs are being poured.
• Storm sewer: installation of the pipes for the storm sewer is complete
• Washrooms/maintenance building (southeast side): foundations are continuing to be poured for these buildings
• General: the site continues to be regraded to enable effective water run-off, etc.
The first new trees have arrived! Scarlet Oaks are being planted this week in the south promenade area. Below is a brief update on the project’s progress: