Located on Toronto’s waterfront, the Ireland Park project was established as a tribute to celebrate the shared heritage between Canada & Ireland. Ireland Park is a stone’s throw from the location where the Irish famine immigrants first landed on Canadian shores in 1847. The park is an emotive rocky environment made of custom stone masonry, landscaping (hard and soft,) custom lighting, security system, irrigation system, and electrical vault. It’s evocative of the character of the landscape left behind. The dominant feature of the park is a 16’ high by 70’ long ‘Memory Wall’ with a specifically commissioned series of sculptures by the same artist currently located on Dublin’s Custom Quay. In addition, Ireland Park features a specially designed ‘technology tower’ to pay tribute to Ireland’s economic success today.
|Location:||Eirann Quay, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Client:||Ireland Park Foundation|
|Gross sq.ft:||11,410 sq.ft.|
|Project value:||$2 Million|
|Awards:||Ontario Association of Architects Awards | Award of Design Excellence | 2009|
|Toronto Urban Design Awards | Honourable Mention | 2009|