Berczy Park is situated near the St. Lawrence Market area, bounded by Scott Street, Front Street and Wellington Street.

The Park is named after William Berczy, a German-born architect, surveyor, and writer often considered a co-founder of modern Toronto with John Graves Simcoe.

Self portrait at Berczy Park

The Dog Fountain

The central feature of the park is a large, two-tier fountain with cast-iron statues of 27 dogs and a cat. The dogs are all looking up towards a large bone perched on the fountain’s peak:

Jacob’s Ladder by Toronto Artist Luis Jacob

Originally, the Jacob’s Ladder sculptures had a rope lattice suspended between the fingers of the two hands to form a string game for kids. Not sure what happened to them, but during my visit the strings were definitely missing.