Friday, July 2, 2010

A Rock Grows in Yorkville

There is another park in the heart of Yorkville, called Yorkville Park, which stands on what had been a parking lot since the 1950s. A block of Victorian houses had been torn down to build the subway and it wasn't until the 1990s that a design competition was held and this park was built. The park has a series of gardens that reflect the various environs of Canada from forest to marsh to prairie etc. At one end of the park is "The Rock" which was cut from the Canadian Shield (north of Toronto) and reassembled here after the roof of the subway was reinforced to hold its 600 ton weight. It is a great meeting place.

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