Living in the city can be great, but we could all do with a little more green in the world.
Multiple Toronto park projects are transforming the 6ix into a more modern urban hub.
Over the next few years, you can expect to see the city become a beautiful green wonderland.
Leslie Slip Lookout Park
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This waterfront park will include its own beach alongside forested dunes, creating a "new multi-use destination" in the city's east end.
It's expected to be used for concerts, pop-up events and more.
Construction on this space is expected to begin by March, but it could be a few more years until it's opened to the public.
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The project on Yonge Street promises to upgrade the space with wider sidewalks, trees, patios, public art, benches and car-free streets.
Dundas Square will eventually be transformed into its own mini Times Square, with a pedestrian-only zone.
The project will costand won't be finished until 2025.
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Villiers Island, which will be located in Toronto's east end, will be a brand new island that will be filled with tons of parks, restaurants and houses.
The $1.25 billion project could be completed by 2024 (though there is no set date yet) and will be its own tiny little neighbourhood.
Inspired by the Bosco Verticale-residential towers in Milan, this exciting project is being developed by local architecture firm Brisbin Brook Beynon.
The building will be completely covered in trees and will become a "vertical forest." The project is expected to be completed by 2023.
Rail Deck Park
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This project will bring a huge park to downtown Toronto.
The green space will take over the rail corridor between Bathurst Street and Blue Jays Way.
York Street Park
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This Toronto Park is expected to even include a heart shaped lake.
It will take up the space that previously was encircled by the former Gardiner Expressway off-ramp and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2021.