Court House Square Park

Toronto, Ontario


  • City of Toronto

Completion Date

  • 1997


  • 2009 Urban Plazas Award

This project revitalized an empty heritage site, used as a parking lot in historic downtown Toronto and transformed it into a public park. The unique design, winner of a national design competition, has received numerous design awards. The concept, which integrates significant historical elements into the overall plan, includes the detailed design of the streetscapes, landscaped open space, and introduces new public amenities and a water feature. The design is also notable for the connections it makes, both physical and symbolic, with the other heritage open sites in the neighbourhood.