Toronto's public realm leaves something to be desired… like proper funding to maintain it. We are investing in great new spaces, like the Claude Cormier + Associés-designed Berczy Park which recently celebrated its fifth birthday — its instantly beloved dog fountain seems to be holding up well — but when our civic leaders limit tax increases to below the rate of inflation year after year after year, our parks and public realm take a hit through inadequate or differed maintenance. Things still look good in this image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Rascacielo, but Toronto needs to invest in the things that make it great so that they remain that way, and not consign them to a slow death by negligence. Let's always be able to love this park!

The reborn Bercszy Park has just turned five years old, image by UrbanToronto Forum contributor Rascacielo

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