One of Canada’s most unique playground designs has been released for Grange Park, adjacent to the Art Gallery of Ontario. In homage to the neighbouring AGO, the playground represents elements of an artist’s studio at the moment they are interrupted from work.
With funding from the AGO, the City of Toronto and private donors, the Prime Consultant and Lead Designer (park and playground) is PFS Studio, working with local Landscape Architect thinc design, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Earthscape (playground structures design-build).
The north playground features climbing structures that represent a spilled paint can and crumpled paper. The south playground, in an equal state of disarray, offers a colourful artist’s pallet alongside pencils and a squished paint tube. The art-themed playground was designed to offer the highest play value and inspire creativity. It will be a new urban landmark destination for Toronto’s children and visitors.
A custom brook trout playground sculpture is now complete and will be swimming off to Nobleton, Ontario at Metrus Community Park in King City. We managed to save Josh and his canoe before the truck hauled it out of the workshop. The design for Metrus Park was done in collaboration with thinc design and King Township – Parks, Recreation and Culture. For more information and the full park design, click here.
The Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre playground is set to open November 23, 2015. This therapeutic and accessible playground is a part of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton and was designed in collaboration with Vertechs Designs of Toronto. The playground is designed to be used by children under the care of the multi-disciplinary team of specialists at the Centre. Themed to represent the City of Hamilton, playground elements represent the colourful trees of Cootes Paradise, steel smoke stacks and iconic bridges. For more photos and information, click here.
Check out the video done by Landscape Ontario of the Featured Gardens of Canada Blooms 2014. Make sure to check out our contribution (a dinosaur) at 5:30
And you can check out more photos of the Dino here
We had a great time meeting people and hanging out with the dinosaur during Canada Blooms 2014!
It looks like the kids did, too. Check out these videos from a child’s perspective of the play space.
Earthscape is looking forward to attending the following upcoming events. Be sure to stop by and see us!
Date: October 19-22, 2018
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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