Large 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.
The 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.
The 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.”