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EXCELLENCE 2019
MEDIUM-SCALE PUBLIC L ANDSCAPES

PFS STUDIO

GRANGE PARK
REVITALIZATION
TORONTO, ON

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GRANGE PARK is anchored by a large civic green within a circular
promenade that creates a legible circulation system around
which a number of urban rooms are organized. These discrete
spaces, carved within the constellation of existing trees, offer
opportunities for contemplation, social engagement and play.
Around the historic Grange House, an elevated platform is
provides for informal performances with views towards the CN
Tower. A children's play area is animated with custom, artful play
elements. Surrounding the play area is an exploratory garden with
fruit trees and plant material that appeals to the senses of touch,
scent and sight.
Intimately scaled gathering spaces positioned within the Grove
create an inviting entrance into the park from the street. Woven
throughout the Grove are paths with groupings of benches. Drifts
of ornamental grasses and perennials with seasonal interest
create softly veiled spaces and provide a sense of privacy between
the contemplative spaces and the promenade.
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The jury said, "This successful transformation offers a
different take on urban parks - opening it up to street and
lots of programming, while keeping the natural elements."
An unexpected highlight were the washrooms, presented as
beautiful vertical sculptures. "The designers didn't just treat
them as unfortunate necessity, but blended them into the
design," they noted.

1 THE RELOCATION OF THE HENRY MOORE SCULPTURE TO THE PARK PROVIDES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERACTION WITHIN THE QUIET GROVE. 2 A SCULPTURAL
WATER FEATURE MARKS THE AGO'S NEW PUBLIC SOUTH ENTRY, CREATING
A CELEBRATORY FOCAL POINT. 3 GRANGE PARK TRANSFORMS AN EXISTING
UNDERUTILIZED URBAN OPEN SPACE INTO A VERSATILE AND VERDANT
NEIGHBOURHOOD PARK. 4 THREE DISCRETE SCULPTURAL WASHROOM
PAVILIONS ARE POSITIONED AMONGST THE EXISTING TREES AND CREATE A
FOCAL POINT. 5 A CURATED PALETTE OF MATERIALS VARYING IN TEXTURE,
COLOUR AND PATTERN ASSIST IN WAYFINDING AND ACCESSIBILITY.
PHOTO 1-4 BRETT RYAN STUDIOS, WWW.BRETTRYANSTUDIOS.COM


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Jurors + Writers
Prologue
Excellence 2019
Jury's Award of Excellence
Large-Scale Public Landscapes
Medium-Scale Public Landscapes
Small-Scale Public Landscapes
Residential Landscapes
Planning + Analysis
Research
Communication
Landscape Management
Critique
New Directions
Parting Shot
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