June Callwood Park

Pink Field at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Pink Field at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Plan of June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Puzzle Garden at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • The maze at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Springtime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Nighttime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Nighttime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Nighttime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Wintertime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Wintertime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto
  • Wintertime at June Callwood Park by gh3 architects for the City of Toronto

In 2005, the City of Toronto dedicated a new park space for June Callwood, to honour her tremendous role in the development of social aid organizations in the city. Parks, Forestry and Recreation have completed a competition for the park design, awarding the project to gh3, a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary firm of architects and landscape architects. Construction starts Spring 2012.

Built in memory of Canadian journalist and social activist June Callwood, the park uses her words from an interview preceding her death - “I believe in kindess” - physically mapped out on the site, to create an abstract, geometrical pattern of openings and clearings with the dense groves of the Super-Real Forest.

Project information

Bastion St & Sloping Sky Mews, Toronto
City of Toronto
gh3
gh3
Public Space
Under Construction
2014
In 2009, the artwork concept, OKTA, by artists Steve Bates and Douglas Moffat, was selected through a two stage open competition. This piece is now in development and is expected to be unveiled with the park opening in 2012.
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