THE ‘DOG FOUNTAIN’ IS BOUND TO BE A HIT IN THE $7-MILLION RENO OF BERCZY PARK

fountain5Large pieces of land for parks are no longer available in the rapidly densifying centre of TORONTO. Berczy Park is the future – some grass, flowers and trees set in a hard-surfaced space designed to be used.

fountain1The park isn’t finished yet, but a spectacular two-tiered ‘dog fountain’ is taking shape. Twenty-seven cast iron dogs, one cat and a bone have taken their place in the midst of the forthcoming dancing waters.

fountain2fountain3The designer of both the park and the fountain, MONTREAL landscape architect CLAUDE CORMIER explained “It’s part of the identity of the city. This little park must cater to many different groups. It is the backyard for many people, a front garden for others. We have added a new plaza on the south side and a lawn where kids can play. We wanted it to be whimsical and fun.”

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2 thoughts on “THE ‘DOG FOUNTAIN’ IS BOUND TO BE A HIT IN THE $7-MILLION RENO OF BERCZY PARK

  1. Re Dog Fountain Berczy Park — this is a piece of dreck —trite and mundane — and we are always banging on that we are a “world class city”!! What an embarrassment!

  2. We’re not always “banging on that” tiresome world class refrain. Relax and enjoy the park. The fountain is a bit of whimsy in the midst of downtown.

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