The Garden was designed
by what was then the City of Toronto's Civic Design Group, a Division
of the Department of Planning and Development. A waterfall provides
ambient sound and muffles vehicular noise in summer, benches and a low
brick retaining wall provide casual seating, and night lighting provides
for nearly eighteen hours of public viewing. A wrought iron fence designed
by Angelo Garro defines the space and provides security for the works.
Once the Garden was designed, the former parking lot became a city park
and jurisdiction for its maintenance was transferred to the Department
of Parks and Recreation under the leadership of Herb Pirk, Commissioner
from 1983 to 1996. His interest and enthusiasm for the program ensured
its smooth operation and provided for full cooperation from his staff.
The department continues to provide essential support under the guidance
of Don Bennett, Director of Maintenance and long time Art Advisory Board