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CHATTER: A new green space within the Annex (Jan. 2021)

January 27th, 2021 · No Comments

As part of the 5-km long Green Line project, a new park is propose at Dupont Street and Davenport Avenue. BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS

A new park is coming to Macpherson Avenue as a part of the city’s Green Line project. Macpherson Avenue Park will be located at Macpherson Avenue and Davenport Road, down the street from Jay Macpherson Parkette. This park is a part of a bigger project proposed by the city called the Green Line project which, according to the city, would “transform a currently in-use electric transmission corridor into a five km-long connected park and open space.” This new park will be the first of three new parks to be initiated for their Green Line project. 

As the city explains it, the Green Line project will be a “linear park system in an active hydro-electric corridor that will connect neighbourhoods and expand the broader open space network in midtown and west Toronto.” 

The city held a virtual public meeting in November for Macpherson Avenue park where they were able to work with citizens and gain their input on this project. Macpherson Avenue Park has been proposed to have adult exercise equipment, an Indigenous garden with diverse plants along with Indigenous place-keeping markers within a sculpture and markings on the pavement for historical design. They are also implementing enough open space to ensure the park would have “outdoor classroom flexibility.” 

Macpherson Avenue Park will be the first new park to be implemented within this project. Currently, the city is still designing the concept of the park, and plans to start construction in the spring of 2022. 

—Mary An/Gleaner News


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