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The Oculus: Revitalizing a Space-Age Park Pavilion

By Stephanie Mah and Michelle Bullough


Language: English 

Area: Etobicoke

Theme: Arts & Architecture, History & Culture

Accessibility: Uneven Terrain, Family-friendly, Speaker or Amplification, Pet-friendly,

Bicycles Welcome, Loud Noises, Stairs or other barriers.

Saturday, May 7


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Designed in 1958 by Alan Crossley, The Oculus is a fantastical space-age park shelter nestled in a meadow in the City of Toronto’s South Humber Park. Derelict for decades, the pavilion was recently revitalized by ACO Toronto and Giaimo Architects as part of the Park People Public Space Incubator Grant.


Starting at Humber Bay Arch Bridge and ending at The Oculus, the tour will explore the history, evolution, and revitalization of the pavilion, as well as the surrounding context along the Humber River.

Walk Start Location: South West side of Humber Bay Arch Bridge along the Martin Goodman Trail, Etobicoke. Walk leader will have sign, standing at the south west side of Humber Bay Arch Bridge.

Walk End Location: The Oculus Pavilion, South Humber Park, Etobicoke


20 person maximum. Click here to register.

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