Mews and Nips: Cat Inspires Toronto’s First Feline-Themed Park


13-year-old Dizzy has long been a fixture on historic Draper Street in downtown Toronto. Now, the portly feline inspired the city’s first cat-themed park. Designed by Montreal-based landscape architect Claude Cormier, the cat-themed promenade will feature 15 to 20 statuettes of cats in various poses and positions, including noble Dizzy likenesses that will greet pedestrians at the north and south entrances. There will also be mice statuettes hidden throughout the promenade “like a treasure hunt,” says Cormier. For more about Dizzy and the park he inspired, please visit Toronto Metro.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we explored why your cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper, on Tuesday, we told you how the Assisi Loop is helping two kittens with hindleg paralysis, on Wednesday, we featured the Cat Spinner Ring from Triple T Studios, and on Friday, we reviewed Strays: A Lost Cat, A Homeless Man and a Journey Through America. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a case of Ziwi venison canned food!

Today’s video of a senior formerly feral cat bonding with two foster kittens is sure to warm your heart – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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Photo of Dizzy via Toronto Metro

2 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Inspires Toronto’s First Feline-Themed Park

  1. O&D
    July 29, 2017 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Toronto is such a great city. I’ll have to stop by this park the next time I’m there.

  2. Janine
    July 29, 2017 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

    I love the idea of a cat theme park.


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