The Brilliant Colours of Barbara Hall Park

I live just a few minutes away from beautiful Barbara Hall Park.


On July 16th, 2014, the public space formerly known as Cawthra Square Park was renamed Barbara Hall Park in honour of our former mayor. The park is located at the top of the Church-Wellesley Village, which is defined as “Toronto’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans village.” It’s fitting that Hall’s name now graces the park sign as she worked tirelessly for Toronto’s LGBT community during her time in office.


The entire park was revamped just in time for WorldPride 2014 Toronto which took place last June. The renovation brought many new additions to the park including an enormous mural dedicated to the LGBT community, and programmable LED lighting which lights up the public space at night.

Toronto-based landscape architecture firm, Thinc Design, designed the fabulous new park.






Where does the rainbow end?

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The Beer Store!



Residents who live beside the park get a coloured light show every night.


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I hope you enjoyed the amazing colours of Barbara Hall Park.

Comments are always welcome!


12 thoughts on “The Brilliant Colours of Barbara Hall Park

  1. The park is certainly beautiful – and your wit is on full display, bro…All roads lead to Rome, and All rainbows lead to The Beer Store!


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  2. Hey Danny…great photos. I lived down the street from Cawthra many years ago, and it’s changed in such lovely ways. The lights are wonderful!


  3. Another good blog. Aren’t we fortunate to live in a city with so many parks. In fact, Toronto is called a city in a park. Write on Dan.


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