Community Meeting Notes
Thursday June 4, 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended the community meeting on June 4. The first half of the meeting was an update on the Grange Park revitalization project, including the final design, which incorporates the following new features:
- New seating design, to create a more intimate and versatile approach. There will be a variety of wooden benches, some with arms and backs for accessibility, combined with loose single seating.
- Customized play equipment in shapes that evoke artistic creativity, such as paint palettes, paint cans and crumpled pieces of paper, inspired by re-imagining Arthur Lismer’s studio.
- Use of mobile app technology for selected “landmarks” in the park, to provide more in-depth information about the history of the park and the neighbourhood.
- Engraving selected literary quotations that celebrate the diversity of our community into granite paving stones in the John Street promenade.
We also introduced the proposal to move the sculpture Large Two Forms by Henry Moore, which is at the south-east corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets, to Grange Park. Four possible locations were viewed.
See the slideshow that was presented at the meeting (PDF 4.6MB), with slides of the new design features, possible locations for the Moore sculpture in Grange Park and the timeline for the project.
The second half of the meeting was a discussion about the proposed dog off-leash area (DOLA) at the southwest corner of the park, facilitated by Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy. For more information about the proposed DOLA, please contact Councillor Cressy’s office – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The slides and video depicting play equipment are artist’s renderings. All play equipment will be designed to comply with CSA and AODA standards.
We thank everyone for sharing their feedback. Read the comments (PDF 129KB) that were submitted following the meeting.