Grange Park Toronto Canada

Revitalization Project

In 2008, recognizing that the park needed special care to return to its natural beauty, local residents joined forces with the AGO, City of Toronto, and neighbouring organizations to form the Grange Park Advisory Committee (GPAC).

Since its formation, GPAC has involved the local neighbourhood in the development of the Grange Park Revitalization Project with regular meetings and communications. Through community consultation a vision for the park was set in 2009 with a design brief that outlines the goals for the project. Thanks to the feedback from the community throughout the design development process, the completed design creates a welcoming park that inspires the imagination and meets the needs of this thriving and ever-changing neighbourhood.

Design Elements:

In conjunction with the Grange Park project, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) will reconstruct its existing south door. This new entry will be open during Gallery hours to enable individuals and families to enter and exit the free access area of the Weston Family Learning Centre. Admission to the AGO’s galleries will continue to be via the main entrance on Dundas Street. Group visits will continue to enter the AGO through the Group Entrance on Dundas Street.

Click here to view design images. (2,11 MB PDF)

Video of playground

All images are artist’s drawings. All furnishings and play equipment will be designed to comply with CSA and AODA standards.

Design Architect: PFS Studios
Executive Architect: Thinc Design
Play equipment: Earthscape

Sustainability

The ongoing sustainability of Grange Park is a high priority. One of GPAC’s first initiatives was to commission a “Conservation Use Plan” (1.3MB PDF) by PMA Landscape Architects in January 2009, which assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the park’s natural environment.

To ensure the ongoing beauty and strength of Grange Park for generations to come, the revitalization project includes:

Project Funders

Our sincere thanks go to Mr. W. Galen Weston, the City of Toronto and the Art Gallery of Ontario for providing funds to make this project possible.