Trillium Park is a 7.5-acre public park situated on a spectacular section of Toronto’s waterfront – and the recipient of a Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) National Award of Excellence.
Previously a parking lot, the space has been turned into a modern urban forest and a hive of activity, enjoyed by joggers, walkers, sun-lovers and picnickers alike.
Surrounded by native wildlife and arresting sedimentary rocks and boulders, the design for the park was inspired by the Ontario landscape itself, in consultation with people from across Ontario, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Full of visual reminders of the past, the park has an array of beautiful, must-visit areas, including those for which HGH were tasked with sourcing the granite: The Ravine with Moccasin Identifier; and the Bluff, whose natural rocks and boulders create an atmospheric communal seating area.
All granite was quarried in Northern Ontario. The Bluff wall, which faces Lake Ontario, was built off-site at the quarry to the specifications provided then dismantled and rebuilt on site. The engraved designs on the granite Ravine walls were sandblasted in sections at HGH, prior to delivery and installation.
“The natural granite outcrops and precision signage supplied for Trillium Park at Ontario Place is a prime example of HGH Granite’s ability to source and manufacture products at any scale. Aldershot Landscape has partnered with HGH Granite on many landmark projects and will continue to rely on HGH’s extensive experience and industry standing moving forward.” Scott Cressman, Aldershot Landscape Contractors
The site has won and been nominated for an array of awards and it’s easy to see why. A breath-taking tribute to its geography and people, Trillium Park enables visitors to experience the natural history of Ontario while recognizing the contributions of the First Nations to the city of Toronto and the Province of Ontario.
We’re very proud to have played a part in it.