Raise public awareness for the Railpath as a Car~free, multi mobile corridor and biological diverse public park and get your hands dirty!
9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015
All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant milkweed- the main food source of the Monarch butterfly in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project ‘Got Milkweed’ Campaign.All we need are your hands to plant milkweed in a pre chosen site near the Ernest Ave. Railpath access. Explore the entire phase 1 stage of this unique linear park and learn more about the plans for the phase 2 Railpath extension.
These materials will be part of my intervention:
It would be great if participants can bring with them:
Here is a link to our 100 in 1 Day page. And check out the butterfly themed Buzz On The Bridge the same day.
Railpath expansion is in the last days of an environmental Assessment (EA) and barring any last minute snags the shovels will go in the ground in 2016! Yea!
This is the City of Toronto EA page for the project. There is a slide show that can be opened to provide a great overview. One note, the most southerly part of the expansion shows a route from Abell Street south east that uses Sudbury Avenue. This was not the original preferred route and is not going to happen. This remaining short stretch is going to be rethought, in the original preferred route along the rail corridor, in conjunction with locals and stakeholders. The idea is to think big and inventive and see how we can get people across King and into Liberty Village in a way that adds to the community and adds to the larger Railpath vision.
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West Toronto Railpath was featured as one of Toronto’s best design spots in a recent issue of Air Canada’s En Route Magazine
Railpath featured in Conde Nast Traveler photo essay on elevated parks!