I have passed through the Grange Park many times but have never stopped to photograph it… until now. Grange Park is located south of the Art Gallery of Ontario, next to the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU) and north of University Settlement House, at the north end of John Street. The Park lends its name to the Grange Park neighbourhood in the vicinity of the park. Historically, the park was the backyard of The Grange, a manor that was later expanded and became the Art Gallery of Ontario.

St. George by the Grange Anglican Church (background)
Flowers In Remembrance of Queen Elizabeth
Left on the plaque for the Queen Elizabeth II Rose Garden in Grange Park
St. George by the Grange Anglican Church
St. George by the Grange Anglican Church
Sidewalk Poem
Gwendolyn MacEwen
“Peace Not Pieces”
by TheKaunArtist, Grange Park
“Large Two Forms” by Henry Moore, 1966-1969
In the summer of 2017, “Large Two Forms” made the move from the corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets – where it lived since 1974 – to Grange Park. The sensuous curves of this larger-than-life sculpture invite visitors to interact with and explore the bronze giant.
“Aquaverde” by William Pye
The W. Garfield Weston Foundation commissioned Aquaverde for the redesigned Grange Park adjacent to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. This water sculpture resulted from a limited competition to design an artwork for the circular area at the end of a curved wall carrying a rill of water across the park. The design is a mirror polished stainless steel bowl which receives the water from the rill, with seven spouts delivering laminar flowing water into cups. The cups break the flow and create animation of the water that can be seen from a distance. LED lights are set below the cups to provide a programme of colour changing lighting at night. The park was reopened and Aquaverde inaugurated on July 8, 2017 by Mr. and Mrs. Galen Weston.
Rear of Art Gallery of Ontario
“The Grange” in foreground
Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD University)
Underneath the Sharp Centre for Design, 100 McCaul Street