Parks and Recreation completely renovated the plaza to provide an open urban outdoor space that is fully accessible, well-lit and attractive.
The new plaza features an original design that considers contemporary urban park needs while retaining historical elements of the former plaza and neighbourhood.
The plaza has a raised centre platform surrounded by wall seats. In the centre of the platform, the former plaza's granite and cobble stones are now shaped to acknowledge the arch designs in the adjacent Knox Church. In addition, the original wrought iron gates from the former Labatt's site now symbolize the neighbourhood's industrial heritage by welcoming visitors into Sapperton Plaza.
Complementing the plaza design are trees and perennial and annual plants that unite nature with urbanization.