is a small oasis in middle of Toronto suburban sprawl. Built in 1992 as a joint project between Mississauga and its sister city in Kariya, Japan the park has all the essential elements of a traditional Japanese garden - large lanterns, a delicate wooden bridge, a zen rock garden.
The park is two blocks from my hotel room and a much needed respite from the trappings of modernity - stress and anxiety.
The gardens are designed with great purpose; while some things reveal themselves quite obviously, other aspects are not so simple and may take years to become evident. The idea being that not everything in the garden is knowable.