AFTER A $15-MILLION REFIT, GRANGE PARK IS NOW OPEN ON DOWNTOWN’S WEST SIDE

The park belongs to the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was bequeathed by Harriet Boulton Smith to what was then called the Art Museum of Toronto. <PHOTO ABOVE – The Trolley Pole>

The City of TORONTO and private donor W. Galen Weston funded the renovation of GRANGE PARK to the tune of $10-15-million.

The playground has both typical and not-so-typical attractions.  There’s a splash pad, literary walk and an off-leash dog area.

Grange Park centrepiece – Henry Moore’s sculpture ‘Large Two Forms’
Grange Park backs onto the Art Gallery of OntarioThe Grange, one of TORONTO’s oldest houses is shown below centre.  It’s now part of the AGO.

Older trees were kept in place, while another 80 were added, including chestnut, beach and elm.

<PHOTO ABOVE – Grange Park before the rebuild began, roughly two years ago>

<Downtown skyscrapers are just a few blocks away.>

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