Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Construction Begins on West Don Lands’ First Park

Waterfront Toronto, together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, officially broke ground today on Don River Park.  Don River is a massive new park that will be the cornerstone of the new West Don Lands community.

Don River Park Quick Facts (as provided by Waterfront Toronto):

•    West Don Lands: East of Bayview Avenue, South of King Street to the rail corridor, West of GO/CN Rail lines and the Don River

•    Approximately 7.3 hectares (18 acres)

•    Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (lead design firm)
•    Other team members: Maryann Thompson Architects, ARUP (engineering), Pine & Swallow Environmental (planting soils), Great Eastern Ecology (ecological systems) Creative Irrigation, Trow (geo‐technical), The Planning Partnership (public consultation), and Greenberg Consulting (urban connections)

•    Budget: $25,759,964 for the Park+Pavilion project
•   Timing: Construction on Don River Park began in August 2010. The park is scheduled to open in late 2011/early 2012.

If you are interested in this area, click here to see the condos that are nearby.
Rendered plan of Don River Park
Don River Park central lawn
Don River Park lowland wet meadow

All images are credited to Waterfront Toronto.