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March 17, 2010
New promenade to Ireland Park is now open
  
Today, in commemoration of St. Patrick’s Day, the City of Toronto is proud to announce the opening of a direct path connecting the Queen’s Quay to Ireland Park on Toronto’s waterfront.

“On this St. Patrick’s Day, I’m proud to announce that the people of Toronto now have direct access to Ireland Park from Queen’s Quay,” said Mayor David Miller. “The City of Toronto continues to make the Canada Malting lands as safe and accessible as possible as part of redevelopment plans for Toronto’s evolving waterfront. It’s fitting, especially on this day, for residents to be able to commemorate the struggles and sacrifices of the early Irish immigrants to the city during the Irish famine of the first half of the 19th century.”

The new promenade highlights Toronto's marina and enhances the waterfront walk for Torontonians and tourists to stroll, cycle, or rollerblade along the water's edge. A marine leg connected to the Canada Malting Silos, which was once used to transport malt for the Ontario barley market, was removed to enhance access to Ireland Park.

“Ireland Park is a critical part of the vision for the waterfront,” said Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina). “It unites the city's past with its future by building beautiful space with and for the community.”

The Canada Malting Silos, located on the southeast corner of Bathurst Street. and Queens Quay, are a significant visual landmark on Toronto's Central Waterfront, and a reminder of Toronto's industrial heritage. Redevelopments on the site continue later this year with the restoration of the Canada Malting land’s east dock wall.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact: Stuart Green, Deputy Communications Director, Office of Mayor David Miller, 416-338-7119, stugreen@toronto.ca


 

 

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