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Cawthra Park Revitalization

I must have been living under a rock because I just discovered this weekend that Toronto is in the midst of hosting WorldPride. I obviously knew that it was Pride Week, but I didn't realize that we had outbid Stockholm in 2009 in order to be awarded the event. 

I also didn't realize that Cawthra Park near Church Street & Wellesley Street was being revitalized in preparation for both WorldPride 2014 and for the Pan Am & Parapan American Games in 2015 — which Toronto will also be hosting.

Here's a site plan of the final design:


And here's what the completed design looks like:



I like the pavers and I like the overhead LED lights. Those may not seem like big additions, but it's amazing how those small little details can impact the way a space feels. I think it creates an intimate and inviting space. What do you think?

Images: thinc design