Originally a parking lot space converted into a neighbourhood park, it was, designed with elements taken from Yorkville’s history and Canada’s diverse geographical landscape. Each landscape represents a distinct garden feature including a grove, herb garden and marsh. This Toronto landmark has received the American Society of Landscape Architects Award, the City of Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence and the International Downtown’s Association Award of Merit.
Bay subway station, exit Cumberland entrance.
The rock is a favourite meeting place. Approximately 1 billion years old, the rock weighs 650 tonnes and represents the roots of an ancient mountain range that has long since eroded. The rock was removed in pieces from the Canadian Shield and transported on 20 flatbed trailers to Toronto. As each rock section arrived, it was reassembled to minimize visible joints.