City of Toronto and Cresford Developments
Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
Photography Credit: Renderings by JRS with The Flat Side of Design
The improvements to George Hislop Park, Norman Jewison Park, and Alexander Street Parkette are guided by the Yonge Street Linear Park Master Plan 2017, which established design principles through consultation with a focus on the creation of continuous accessible pathways, quality seating and site furnishings, maintaining existing trees, adding welcoming lighting and new features, and enhancing safety for all park users.
Following the Master Plan, construction began in 2018 for the James Canning Gardens improvements. The park is now substantially complete and open to the public. Some remaining items and planting will be completed in spring 2021.