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4 Great events this Saturday on Railpath!

All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath (WTR) Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant 500 milkweed plants – the main food source of the Monarch butterfly- in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project ‘Got Milkweed?‘ Campaign. We will gather at 9am under the Wallace Avenue/ Railpath access pedestrian bridge with remarks at 10am.

10am – Erika Richmond MLA from the office of Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, prime consultant on WTR Phase 1

10:20 – J. Scott MacIvor – PhD, Urban Ecologist – Bees in the City

10:40 – Jode Roberts, David Suzuki Foundation/’Got Milkweed?’ campaign- The importance of milkweed in urban plantings.

11 am – Friends of WTR.

Also please check the family fun at the second instalment of “Buzz On The Bridge”,  and while there add your thoughts to “Love Letters To The Junction Triangle Past Present and Future“. And as part of Bike Month participate in “Cargo Bikes and Kids”.

A great day on Railpath….see you there!

Got Milkweed? Railpath Planting June 6!

Raise public awareness for the Railpath as a Car~free, multi mobile corridor and biological diverse public park  and get your hands dirty!

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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:

Plants

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

Gloves

Here is a link to our 100 in 1 Day page. And check out the butterfly themed Buzz On The Bridge  the same day.

Look below for upcoming events

Railpath Cleanup Day April 18

Join the Parkdale RoadRunners and Community members for a cleanup on the Railpath ! Here are the deets:

The sun is finally out and it’s time to give our community a bit of spring cleaning! On Saturday, April 18, Parkdale Roadrunners will be doing our part to make the West Toronto Railpath a little more beautiful for all us runners and everyone else using it this spring and summer. As part of the city’s Clean Toronto Together 2015 project, we’re asking anyone and everyone to spare about one hour to help us clean the Railpath between Bloor St. and Dundas St.

WHEN AND WHERE: Meet on the Railpath at the Bloor Street entrance at 12 NOON. We will move south as a group, cleaning as we go. Bags will be dropped for City pick-up at Dundas St. Garbage / recycling bags will be provided. We hope to be done it all by 1 p.m.
BRING AND WEAR: A pair of gloves if you have them and wear your PDRR gear.
Let’s do this!

(other cleanup locations in Junction Triangle)

Railpath Expansion Update July 2015

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 at this time. This remaining short stretch is going to be rethought, considering the original preferred route along the rail corridor, and other potential routes, 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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Railpath in En Route Magazine

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 In The News

Railpath featured in Conde Nast Traveler photo essay on elevated parks!

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