James Canning Gardens

Urban Park


City of Toronto

Cresford Developments / Concord Adex


Toronto, Ontario

Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)

Photography Credit:

Michael Muraz 

Renderings by JRS with The Flat Side of Design

In 2017, JRS prepared the Yonge Street Linear Park Master Plan, for George Hislop Park, Norman Jewison Park, and James Canning Gardens.  The Master Plan established design principles through community 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 completion of the Master Plan, JRS advanced design development and construction for the improvements to James Canning Gardens.  The design includes custom corten steel archways that are lit at night and cast a soft glow along the length of this linear urban park space that runs parallel to Yonge St, sitting on top of the TTC subway line, and connects Gloucester St and Dundonald St. The design retained the mature tree canopy throughout the park which casts dappled light and welcome shade to seating areas and play structures.

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