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Parks, Trails, and Open Space

Taddle Creek Park, Toronto

Located on Bedford Road in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood, this high-profile community park boasts a quaint outdoor setting with historical charm. As a revitalization and redevelopment project, the design
celebrates the area’s local heritage and reflects upon its legacy.

The epicenter of the design is defined by The Vessel, a sculpture by the renowned Canadian artist Ilan Sandler. Constructed of 4 kilometers of stainless steel rod representing the approximate length of Taddle
Creek, the installation serves as a tribute to the watercourse which once ran from the park through downtown Toronto to Lake Ontario.

The incorporation of existing site materials and use of heritage-inspired elements function as a palette for the picturesque landscape. Materials such as “Brussels Block,” which were common to the area when it was first developed, emphasize the authenticity of the park. Bordered by turn of the century architecture and scattered with mature shade trees, the backdrop of the civic space reinforces its overall character. With intimate seating areas, lush planting and children’s play spaces; Taddle Creek Park has become an Annex landmark and a popular outdoor space attracting a diversity of users.

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