Toronto's new Love Park will have a heart-shaped pond (RENDERINGS)

Mar 25 2021, 10:26 am

A new park planned for Toronto is taking its name — Love Park — and really running with it.

The new park, soon to be at the northeast corner of York Street and Queens Quay West, will be oozing with symbols of love, including a large heart-shaped pond in the middle of the park.

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Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

The two-acre park was designed by Claude Cormier + Associés Inc. and is meant to serve as a break from the concrete surfaces of downtown.

Inside the pond will be a Northern Catalpa tree sitting on its own island surrounded by bright pink heart-shaped flowers. And right above the water will be a pink glowing heart designed so that it looks like it’s floating in the air.

love park

Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

love park

Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

Moveable furniture will be placed around the water feature so that park-goers can sit wherever they like. There will also be curved, tree-lined paths, grassy areas, and plenty of greenery to give the space a nature-heavy feel.

love park

Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

For all the dog owners, an off-leash area will be built on the northeast side of the park for the four-legged city dwellers to run around.

Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

Love Park has been in the works since 2019 and has gone through a variety of designs. The most recent and final design was released by Claude Cormier + Associés Inc. this month.

Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

Construction on the park is expected to begin in the first half of this year and will finish up in 2022.

Although the love aspect may seem a little cheesy to some people, one thing’s for sure: the park will bring some much-needed green space to downtown.

Laura HanrahanLaura Hanrahan

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