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    Problematic Park Design - Why Some Parks Don't Work

    I think the final design is really good. https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/planning-development/construction-new-facilities/improvements-expansion-redevelopment/osler-playground-park-improvements/ Will see how well they execute it. But as long as they get the kid the kids playground...
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    Problematic Park Design - Why Some Parks Don't Work

    I'd suggest Osler park. It just finished a study and is set for redevelopment. Would be interesting to see the before and after reviews. My take on it right now is there some clear mistakes - Fence placement makes no sense set back from sidewalk. - No clear access from Humbert street - Dog...
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    Have spent the last 2 hours reading through your thread on park design. I feel like it is a lot harder to get a "High-concept" park to an average level of useability vs. a more traditional park with grass. Looking at even very bland ones like Roxton Road Parkett it can serve as a place for...
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    Indeed. I'll admit that there seems to be more nuance to what makes a good or bad park. Bad park designed like the one above - Lisgar park. Bad park designed as grass - Paul Garfinkle park Good parks designed as one above - Berczy Good parks designed as grass - Stanley or Trinity
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    Toronto | Union Park | 303.26m | 58s | Oxford Properties | Pelli Clarke Pelli

    I will never understand why all new parks are so bad. No one wants strange shapes, concrete, or stairs. They want grass to sit on and sports facilities like basketball and tennis courts or areas like the turf at canoe landing. Look at the good parks - Trinity - Grass and tennis courts...

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