LANDSCAPED GARDEN PROJECTS
JUNE CALLWOOD PARK
Created for young children and their families, the Park offers splash pads, a splash pool, a hedge Maze, a wide pink rubberized play surface, maze-link benches and strip gardens. These gardens feature over 300 trees of which 89 will be five varieties of pink-flowering crab apples. The path through the park is a digitally generated image of a voiceprint of June Callwood’s words, “I believe in kindness.” The Park is also home to Toronto’s first permanent sound installation.
The Park is located to the south of Fort York in a wedge-shaped space surrounded by multi-story condo buildings.
The Garden Club of Toronto, City of Toronto
The 0.4-hectare Park was dedicated in 2005 to honour June Callwood, an internationally acclaimed community activist, journalist, author and television host. She died in 2007. The Park was designed by Toronto-based multidisciplinary firm gh3, the winner of an open, two-stage international competition. Planning included extensive public consultation coordinated by the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division.