120 Homewood Ave Toronto, ON
Supposedly this park was designed by a famous landscaper but I can't believe that this is what she intended.
We have two names for it.
Kitty Litter Park and/or Puppy Poop Park,
There is no grass only a finely ground stone just like kitty litter that gets into any sandal or open shoe.
The large flat polished top boulders that are supposed to act as benches
are permanently stained with dog urine so much so that you do not want to sit on them.
There is dog poop all over the place you have to be careful where you walk.
The trees are doing poorly and are obviously stressed.
A few are not going to make it.
They are plane trees which when healthy will keep their leaves most of winter. They are also huge and when full grown will crowed each other out so many have been planted.
You could see that a lot of the new growth was dying this summer, a desperate attempt to save themselves.
Last year I noticed how poorly they were doing and I spoke to someone working at a large junction box asking if the trees were watered. I forget the conversation but I noticed that directly after that the trees started to put out all kinds of new growth appeared which most of which has been lost.
I think that the watering system was turned on,
I don't think that they have recovered from that because they keep losing new growth and are very sparse and scraggly looking.
Plane treesare large densely bushed trees not tall scraggly things with hardly any new growth.
The worst thing is in this heat when you entered the SW Homewood corner the stench of dog urine was unbearably strong.
I never feel good about walking into my apartment after walking through there.
You just feel dirty and I have had people tell me that they have special shoes they just wear there.
This park was supposed to be dedicated to the nurses and doctors of Wellesly Hospital
They would have a bird at the filled cat box aspect.
There are no flowers just a few ratty bushes around the fringe. a couple of steel benches and garbage pails on the Homewood side.
Several people want to turn it into a dog park but it is practically there already.
With no controls!
Instead of being a quiet restful place of dignity and inner city peace it is more like a revolting dog run. Uglly, filthy, stinky and unsafe.
Can anything be done to make this a park that two legged creatures can enjoy?
Maybe a portion could be for dogs? How about grass, flowers?