A unique outdoor destination by the water is well on its way to completion. Toronto’s Love Park is finally starting to take shape at the southern end of York St and Queen’s Quay and its main attraction, the bright heart-shaped pond, is getting installed.

New photos shared by Waterfront Toronto show an aerial view of the pond emerging from the construction. When it’s complete, the pond will be surrounded by walking paths, seating areas, trees, and green hills for people to relax on and enjoy the view.

A mature Northern Catalpa tree will stand on its own dedicated island at the centre of the pond and will be surrounded by bright pink heart-shaped flowers.

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The pond itself will also be illuminated by a soft shade of pink and will appear as if it’s floating, according to Waterfront Toronto.

“A lush urban oasis, the design for Love Park creates a playful and immersive experience secluded from busy downtown life,” says the description. The space used to be home to a Gardiner off-ramp, but soon it’ll serve a whole new purpose.

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Love Park will be a “deliberate departure from the hard surfaces dominating downtown Toronto,” with tree-lined sidewalks and pathways leading you into the park, “marking the transition into a calm urban refuge.”

Movable furniture will also surround the heart-shaped pond so you can get a nice spot in the sun with a view of the water.


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This new park will be 2 acres in size and if all goes according to plan, it should be set to open to the public in fall 2022.