Nathan Phillips Square

Larger and Enhanced Peace Garden


The existing Peace Garden will be relocated from the middle of the Square to the west landscaped area, adjacent to Osgoode Hall and the new Law Courts Sculpture Garden, and it will be larger and enhanced. It will be organized around a reflecting pool and set between two elevated planting areas that are filled with flowering trees and native plants. At the center, a granite bridge will span the pool and connect to the relocated Pavilion that is nestled within the trees. At the north end of the pool, a rekindled eternal flame will sit within a vessel of water that cascades into the reflecting pool.

The new Peace Garden will accommodate larger groups than the existing one, while providing more intimate spaces for smaller gatherings.