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College Park Re-Opening

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The MBTW Group was in attendance at the re-opening of College Park on July 10, 2019, with Mayor John Tory, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam and Councillor Mike Layton. The MBTW Group were the landscape architects for the project, lead by Principal Christine Abe. College Park is assisting in achieving the City’s goal of creating a network of unique, public spaces downtown Toronto. Mayor John Tory referred to the park as a “gem” and “an excellent example of the well-designed public spaces” that can be created in the city. The multi-year, multi-use redevelopment project has resulted in a vibrant outdoor experience that regenerates a vital public space in the heart of downtown Toronto. Through extensive public consultation, a ‘nature in the city’ theme was developed for the park. Components include the ‘urban frog pond’, a central water feature complete with frog sculptures and stainless steel and glass lily pads, a bug themed playground, a looping state of the art - CO2 refrigerated skate trail and enhanced lighting and landscaping. The revitalized College Park will be the venue for various community activities, including farmers markets, skating events and concerts. The MBTW Group worked with various partners to realize College Park, including the City of Toronto, the Downtown Yonge BIA, RAW Design, and Project for Public Spaces. For more information, check out this article published in the Toronto Star.