6 Huge Park Projects That Are Transforming Toronto Into A Green Wonderland

One park even has a heart-shaped lake!
Toronto Staff Writer
Toronto Park Projects Are Turning The 6ix Into A Green Wonderland

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. 

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Leslie Slip Lookout Park

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.

YongeTOmorrow

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 cost around $70.5 million and won't be finished until 2025.

Villiers Island

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.

Vertical Forest 

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

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

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.

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