Cawthra Park Revitalization
I must have been living under a rock because I just discovered this weekend that Toronto is in the midst of hosting WorldPride. I obviously knew that it was Pride Week, but I didn’t realize that we had outbid Stockholm in 2009 in order to be awarded the event.
I also didn’t realize that Cawthra Park near Church Street & Wellesley Street was being revitalized in preparation for both WorldPride 2014 and for the Pan Am & Parapan American Games in 2015 — which Toronto will also be hosting.
Here’s a site plan of the final design:
And here’s what the completed design looks like:
I like the pavers and I like the overhead LED lights. Those may not seem like big additions, but it’s amazing how those small little details can impact the way a space feels. I think it creates an intimate and inviting space. What do you think?
Images: thinc design
Brandon Donnelly is a real estate developer, internet entrepreneur and blogger based in Toronto. His passions are cities, real estate, design and technology.
He presently works at TAS, where he oversees the development of mixed-use condominium projects. He’s also cofounder of condo review site Dirt (thedirt.co). Prior to this, he worked in the development group of Morguard Investments on ...