The pace of development in Toronto’s downtown core poses a challenge for adjacent residential communities, such as the Grange community, to sustain green space and to combat environmental and climate-change impacts. To address these concerns locally, the Grange community has put in place the Grange Green Plan, prepared by the Grange Community Association (GCA) in conjunction with the then Ward 20 (now Ward 10) Councillor, Joe Cressy.
The Grange Green Plan
The Grange Green Plan was approved by Toronto and East York Community Council in July 2018 and is fully consistent with the Parks and Public Realm Strategy in TOcore. Read more and access the full plan in PDF.
The Grange Green Projects
A major element of the Grange Green Plan is the proposed creation of Relic Park, an ambitious, two-phase project to knit together a currently disjointed part of the public realm along four streets in the Grange neighbourhood. Phase I of the linear park, will zigzag from Campbell House on Queen St., north on Simcoe St., … Continue reading “Relic Park”
The forerunner and inspiration for the Grange Green Plan was Grange Park and the 8-year long effort to see it reimagined and revitalized. Like many inner city parks, the health, utility and beauty of Grange Park had declined over the years. In 2004, the local community began discussions to return the park to its natural … Continue reading “Grange Park”
This parkette is set within the northwest quadrant of the Grange, where green space is at a premium. Work is already underway by the PFR to redesign and improve accessibility of this parkette. Highlights include landscape re-design to improve the use of space, and paving design for improved connectivity to adjacent streets. These improvements, spearheaded … Continue reading “Glasgow Street Parkette”
The Grange Green Plan was approved by Toronto and East York Community Council in July 2018 and is fully consistent with the Parks and Public Realm Strategy in TOcore. Now that the City Wards have been redistributed, the GCA will engage with Councillor Layton in Ward 11 for implementation of those elements north of Dundas … Continue reading “Green Plan”