It’s finally happening! The unused space beside our building has been transformed into a beautiful new parkette. The parkette, officially called The Baby Point Terrace, was designed by Forest and Field Architecture and was generously funded by Baby Point Gates BIA, the City of Toronto BIA Office and Transportation Services. Come celebrate the launch of the parkette today, June 15th, during the annual Summer Fest Street Sale.
Hosted by the merchants of Baby Point Gates, the Summer Fest Street Sale is an free sidewalk festival that features, sales, live music, performers, delicious food, games and activities for the surrounding community. The festivities will run from 10 am to 5 pm, and the official ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 1pm.
The Baby Point Terrace stands as Baby Point Gates BIA’s 3rd parkette project and second from scratch build on a public boulevard during the BIA’s brief 10-year history. The Terrace project served as an opportunity to transform an unused and forgotten public space into a welcoming and useful amenity area that is open to all members of the community and passersby. Design elements throughout The Terrace have been leveraged from previous projects within the Baby Point Gates BIA. The repetition of these creative custom elements within the space celebrates the area’s history while contributing to the cohesive visual branding of the Baby Point Gates BIA.
The unveiling of Baby Point Terrace at Summer Fest is a celebration of the area’s rich history along with a recognition of impressive transformation that has led to the creation of an active and vibrant shopping district comprised of close to 100 merchants.