The High Park Map Uses a Grid System to Help Friends Find One Another

By: Joey Haar - Aug 8, 2016
References: torontoist & torontoist
Hanging out in a park is a gleefully tech-free experience, and the High Park Map by strives to keep it that way.

When relaxing in a grassy meadow, soaking up the sun and enjoying the surrounding greenery, the last thing park-goers want is to spend ages on their phones helping their friends find them. But friends are a welcome addition to parks, technology be damned. To solve the conundrum, the High Park Map divides the public space into a grid, allowing people to say "I'm at C4" rather than "I'm by that weird-looking tree."

The High Park Map was inspired by the Trinity Bellwoods Map created by Jason McDonough. While these systems are imperfect, they are a tongue-in-cheek response to a growing over-reliance on technological devices.