We are pleased to announce that we will host the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of our brand-new Baby Point Terrace parkette on June 15th, 2019 at 1:00 pm. The Terrace, which was designed by Forest and Field Landscape Architecture, is located at the northwest corner of Annette St. and Windermere Ave. in the Baby Point neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place during our annual Summer Fest sidewalk sale and festival, which will run from 10 am to 5 pm on June 15th 2019, and will include all businesses in the BIA near the intersection of Jane St. and Annette St., see area map.

The Baby Point Terrace stands as Baby Point Gates BIA’s 3rd parkette project and second from-scratch-build on a public boulevard during the BIA’s brief 10-year history. As with previous parkette projects, The Terrace project served as an opportunity to transform an unused and forgotten public space into a welcoming and useful amenity area that is open to all members of the community and passersby. Design elements throughout The Terrace have been leveraged from previous projects within the Baby Point Gates BIA. The repetition of these creative custom elements within the space celebrates the area’s history while contributing to the cohesive visual branding of the BIA. The project was generously funded by Baby Point Gates BIA, the City of Toronto BIA Officeand Transportation Services.

The Terrace ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1pm, featuring guest speakers and light refreshments, will be one of the highlights of our annual Summer Fest event (see post for event details). Hosted by the merchants of Baby Point Gates, Summer Fest is an annual sidewalk sale and festival that features, sales, live music, performers, delicious food, games and activities for the surrounding community. The free event, which runs from 10 am to 5pm, has become a local favourite and serves as a way for merchants and community members to celebrate the start of the summer season. The unveiling of Baby Point Terrace at Summer Fest is a celebration of the area’s rich history along with a recognition of impressive transformation that has led to the creation of an active and vibrant shopping district comprised of close to 100 merchants.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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