Revitalized Grange Park set to reopen in July — here's a sneak peek

Found just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the park's revitalization was announced back in 2014, and includes the addition of 60 trees, a larger playground, a dog off-leash area, and new paths, lighting and seating.

Park just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario will feature beloved Henry Moore sculpture

A revitalized version of Grange Park, located just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario, is set to reopen on July 8. It will feature the Henry Moore sculpture 'Large Two Forms,' which has been outside the AGO since 1974. (Grange Park Advisory Committee)

Grange Park is scheduled to reopen to the public in July after years of construction and landscaping, and the restored park will feature a beloved Henry Moore sculpture.

The revitalization project for the park — found just south of the Art Gallery of Ontario — was announced back in 2014, and includes the addition of 60 trees, a larger playground, a dog off-leash area, and new paths, lighting and seating.

Henry Moore's sculpture 'Large Two Forms' has been a landmark at the corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets since 1974, but its new home will be in the revitalized Grange Park that's reopening in July. (Grange Park Advisory Committee)

When the park reopens, it will feature 'Large Two Forms', the bronze work of abstract art from British artist Henry Moore that's called the corner of McCaul and Dundas Streets home since 1974.

"We have another artwork going in its place," said Christy Thompson, chief of exhibitions and collections at the AGO, during the sculpture's move on Saturday morning.

What's replacing it, she said, will be announced soon.

The AGO's team relocated the 3.86 by 6.1 metre sculpture close to the circular path on the west side of the park, making it one of the final additions to the project.

The new site will "provide a 360-degree unobstructed view of the sculpture," according to the AGO.

The revitalization also features new washrooms and a gathering space.

The project was developed by urban design and landscape architecture firm PFS Studios, executive architect Thinc Design, and play equipment designer Earthscape, with funding from the Weston family, the AGO, and the city.

The park's official reopening is scheduled for July 8.