David Pecaut Square was built as part of Toronto's Postmodern Metro Hall project in 1992. Formerly known as Metro Square, the square was renamed in April 2011 by a Toronto City Council vote to honour the late civic leader David Pecaut. The Square features The Eternal Flame of Hope, inspired by the perseverance of disabled people, and burns as a reminder that society must be all-inclusive. A lawn with trees along its outer edges creates a public space that allows for unique views of Metro Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and the Royal Alexandra Theatre. It is frequently used for free concerts, film screenings, and other events.