Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: 96 Queens Quay W
Date: July 2023
Love Park in Toronto opened in June 2023. The park is focused around a large tree in a heart shaped pond. It is tucked into the corner of business towers and condos at Queens Quay West and York Street.
The pond in the middle of the park is shaped like a heart except it has no pointy edges. The heart in the park is best appreciated from above. We hope one day to find ourselves high enough up in one of the buildings that surround the park in order to look down at the heart.
The red glass mosaic that curves around the edge of the pond is being called a "love seat" by the city. It will give 165 meters of seating for people to enjoy the park. The water in the pond is meant to be natural and uses no chlorine of other chemicals to filter the water. When the pond first opened, people were concerned about the bright green water.
A fox sculpture can be found next to one of the benches.
A rabbit sculpture also likes to hang out near the benches. It had better watch out for Mr. Fox.
A polar bear sculpture is supposedly based on Juno the polar bear from the Toronto Zoo.
A chipmunk sculpture is busy filling its cheeks with golden hearts.
A raccoon sculpture wanders the park.
Most Toronto residents should be familiar with the photo above. A raccoon prowling around looking for trouble in the middle of the night.
A blue jay sculpture sits up in a trellis. There are quite a few Blue Jay fans in Toronto.
Another bird sculpture of an owl sits perched looking over the square.
The final sculpture is a woodpecker hunting for a meal in the concrete jungle.
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