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June 22, 1998
New Park Overlooking Lake Ontario Officially Opens
  
Toronto's newest park is here.

Sheldon Lookout, which offers spectacular views of Lake Ontario, the Toronto
skyline, the Humber River and bridges and the new Humber Bay Shores waterfront,
officially opened on Sunday, June 21 at 2:00 p.m. Councillors Irene Jones
(Lakeshore Queensway) and Blake Kinahan (Lakeshore Queensway) participated in
the official opening.

The park has been constructed on the peninsula at the west side of the Humber
River pedestrian bridge. The lookout itself will be visible from a great
distance and will come to be a recognizable feature of the Toronto shoreline.

Throughout the year, the sunrise is visible from the park. The design
incorporates sight lines to mark the sunrise on the summer and winter solstices.

Construction of the park was conceived and financed by Sylvia and David Sheldon
as a memorial to David?s parents Julius and Ada Sheldon. It was designed by
Gunta Mackars Landscape Architecture and construction was coordinated and
administered by Toronto Economic Development, Culture and Tourism.


Media Contact
Garth Armour
Economic Development, Cultural and Tourism
City of Toronto
(416)392-8809

 

 

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