I know, I know. You want to talk about TARION today. Well that’s just too damn serious of a topic for a Friday!
I’ve lived down in the St. Lawrence Market area for over a decade, and I’ve seen a lot come and go – stores, restaurants, hot and cold real estate, and the “vibe” of the area.
We lost both Buskerfest and Woofstock in the last few years, and perhaps it’s because there wasn’t the proper “area” to put them on display.
Have a look at this video of the new Berczy Park, which I think will inject some new life into our little neighbourhood…
I suppose I could have waited until the summer when this park was fully opened up, but having seen it blocked off and under construction since September of 2015, I was excited to walk by this week and find it open for business.
I don’t mind that dog fountain/sculpture.
Let me know if you disagree, but specifically why. I feel like so many people complain for the sake of complaining, but really – what’s wrong with it? Should we have a statue of William Berczy & John Graves Simcoe instead?
Speaking of which – the show I was talking about in the video is “TURN: Washington Spies:” http://www.amc.com/shows/turn
It’s awesome. I wish A&E would follow up with a show about the War of 1812.
And in case you do care who designed the new Berczy Park, have a look at Claude Cormier & Associates’ website.
They have a few dozen photos of the renderings for Berczy Park, the inspiration for the dog fountain (would you be surprised to know it’s an old painting?), the construction of the dogs, and the fountain themselves, as well as some photos of the construction, including one of a crane lifting in the fountain.
Really cool stuff!
I was a big fan of the new Corktown Commons, which I think made up for that pathetic, concrete slab they called “Sherbourne Commons,” sandwiched between the Lake Shore & Queen’s Quay, with condos going up all around it now.
So the new Berczy Park is a nice addition, and complement, to Corktown Commons.
I only hope we’ll see some “life” on display this summer. I was really sad to see Buskerfest and Woofstock relocate.
Or, maybe I just missed eating a shwarma, then chasing it with jerk chicken, followed by a gyro. True story…