The official opening of the new-and-improved Gibson Park on May 30th marked a new beginning for community members. The redesign of the park and the introduction of Gibson Square Condominiums went hand-in-hand, signifying an exciting, new chapter for the neighbourhood.
As part of the park’s makeover, Menkes Developments and NAK Design Group added a parkette at Yonge and Park Home Avenue and a larger park to the west to complement the area’s newest residential development. The idea behind the additions was to merge the new buildings with the surrounding green space to create a blended, cohesive hangout spot for community members.
At its outset in 1979, the .75 hectare park was meant to act as a common area to connect the bustling area of Yonge Street with the neighbourhoods to the west. Now, the park has been re-imagined to blend old and new elements.
Additions like winding walkways, plenty of seating areas, open green space and perennial gardens breathe new life into the space, while the original Tolman Sweet apple tree and the Gibson House Museum remain as historic focal points. The project’s leaders have managed to strike the ideal balance between preservation of the past and optimism about the future.
The park was named after David Gibson, a surveyor who built Gibson House in 1851. Taking cues from Gibson’s meticulous design aesthetic, the park’s main landscape features have been aligned square to Yonge Street to honour its namesake.
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As the historic park’s most recent landmark, Gibson Square has already made a lasting impression on community members. Standing 42 storeys tall, the towers offer a glimpse into the bright future of the North York community.
Prices start from the mid $800,000s.
To find out more about Gibson Square, visit menkes.com or call 416 730 9722.