Cloud Gardens Conservatory is a small, two level greenhouse complete with a fresh waterfall and colourful collection of plants. The waterproofing beneath the park is nearly 25 years old and must be replaced. Brookfield Properties will replace the waterproofing in conjunction with the construction of their new building on the west side of the park. The park will be closed while the building is constructed and the waterproofing is repaired. Once the new building immediately west of the park is complete and the waterproofing is replaced, the park will be reinstated and Cloud Gardens will be returned to its original design with some changes to meet current codes and standards.
Brookfield Properties owns the parking structure below the park and will replace the waterproofing during the construction of their new building on the west side of the park.
During construction of the new building, the conservatory, the waterfall, elevated walkways and terraces will not be removed. Key park elements like the steel arbours will be kept and stored and the artwork by Margaret Priest and Tony Sherman on the east building wall will not be removed.
Once the new building immediately west of the park is completed and the waterproofing for the park is replaced, the park will be reinstated.
Cloud Gardens may be returned to its original design with some changes to meet current codes and standards, or it may be significantly updated to meet the needs of the city. Community consultation will determine which option is preferred.
The City is working with the Financial District BIA to look at ways to better maintain and program the renewed park, and is also working cross-divisionally to ensure the public realm of Temperance Street is integrated and coherent with the refreshed design of Cloud Gardens.
The park and conservatory closed in November of 2018 and construction hoarding is erected around the park. The new building is expected to be complete by December of 2022.
Reconstruction of the park will take an additional 12 to 18 months.
Before the park’s reconstruction, the City will consult with the community.