Toronto’s new Berczy Park

This new little greenspace used to be a parking lot.

Unveiled in June 2017, the new Berczy Park is a perfect pit stop for your downtown Toronto wanderings. At the centerpiece of the triangular space (located west of the Flatiron Building) is a new fountain adorned by dog statues shooting water towards a golden bone. It’s not a splash pad, but kids will definitely get a kick out of the shoots of water. There are small grassy hills for picnicking, running and rolling down, plus some new seating.

The space was designed by Claude Cormier, the landscape architect behind the pink umbrellas at Sugar Beach, with input from the Friends of Berczy Park.

PS – there are two cats, two birds and some worms. Can your kids spot them?

TRIP TIPS:

Getting there: The park is nestled between Wellington and Front Streets, Church St to the east and Scott to the west. There is street park along Wellington, Front and Church Streets. It’s a 7 min walk east from Union Station.

In the hood: St. Lawrence Market, The Works and Hockey Hall of Fame.

Its pretty pretty at night:

 

 

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