Metro Place Orchard Park

Schollen & Company Inc. was retained by Liberty Developments to develop a design strategy for their multi-phase condominium development in Toronto. The principle feature of the project is a one-acre, centrally located open space that is shared with the City of Toronto Parks Department. The ‘private’ portion of the park is covered with a municipal easement allowing the public to freely access the entire site.

The project fell under the City of Toronto Percent for Public Art Program, and as a result, Stephen Cruise was retained based on the strength of his vision for art to express the agricultural heritage of the site, most notably the orchards that once occupied the site.

We felt strongly this this narrative could be strikingly reinforced if we redesigned the entire site. The result, is a strong visual open space where both the art and landscape express the same story. The project was featured on