Ethennonnhawahstihnen Park (formerly named Woodsy Park) is a new City of Toronto park now open within Concord Park Place, which will boast 4.5 million SF of residential, retail and commercial space in 19 buildings located south of the Bessarion subway near Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue. More than 6,000 people will live in this vibrant and connected neighbourhood.
Designed by DTAH, the overall composition of the park involves a series of formal and relaxed gathering spaces that respond to the sloped topography of the site, surrounding built form, and the connecting circulation patterns. Amenities include a park pavilion, central piazza, multipurpose field, firepit, splash pad, playground, fountain, reflective pond, and open green space. The reflective pond is transformed into a skating trail in the winter, providing opportunities for seasonal activities to the community.
A key goal for this project was to weave a comprehensive public art scheme into the fabric of the park as functional and integrated art as well as stand alone feature elements. The public art in the park includes works by Studio Kimiis, An Te Liu, Demarkesvan, Michael Belmore, Ken Lum O.C., and DMV.