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Why We’re Crushing on Claude Cormier’s Love Park

If you’re planning to propose to your sweetheart, this new green space is the place to do it

By Sara Cunningham

Landscape architect Claude Cormier + Associés’ competition-winning scheme for York Street Park – a new green space set to replace a spiral Gardiner Expressway off-ramp – includes an illuminated heart suspended high above the common. Hence its informal name, Love Park. 

Following in the paw prints of Berczy Park, the Montreal firm has devised a series of whimsical follies reflective of a new theme: love. Think heart-shaped reflecting pool and a mirrored stainless-steel arcade with a crimson centre.

Originally published in our Designer of the Year 2019 issue as Heart Over Heels.

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