Toronto’s Grange Park

Toronto’s Grange Park

Location
McCaul Street, Toronto, ON M5T 2W7, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Parks/Gardens

Parks
Lisa Logan

Grange Park

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Revitalized in 2017, Toronto’s Grange Park has really come into its own – mature trees, colourful gardens, public art, seating areas, and accessible pathways combine to create a versatile setting for taking a stroll or relaxing with a book. The park is a special, thoughtfully designed place, and we wanted to create a series of customized identification and donor signs that add to its distinct character.

photo_credit Lisa Logan
Lisa Logan

The park’s location is framed by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and OCAD University’s iconic Sharpe Centre for Design; fittingly, themes of art-making and creativity run through the park, which was designed by PFS Studio: the world-famous Large Two Forms by Henry Moore serves as a centre piece, while quotations by Canadian artists inscribed in the Stephanie Street entrance pathway encourage contemplation and inspiration. More boisterous areas – namely the children’s play equipment – mimics paint cans, palettes and crumpled paper.

photo_credit Lisa Logan
Lisa Logan

For the signage, custom illustrations contribute playfully to the theme of creativity. Simultaneously, minimalist forms, colour, and typography combine with classic materials of honed leathered granite and stainless steel to align with the dignity of the art and the adjacent AGO, as well as with the site’s heritage elements. What is now Grange Park used to be the front lawn of the Grange, a historic Georgian manor built in 1817, now a part of the AGO. The carriage path leading to the front door of the Grange remains a heritage feature in the park today.

photo_credit Lisa Logan
Lisa Logan

Grange Park is jointly funded by the AGO, the City of Toronto, the Weston Family, and several community groups. The fountain recognizes the Weston Family Foundation’s contribution, which supported the revitalization and continues to ensure the park’s ongoing beauty.

 

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