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October 28, 2009
City opens West Toronto Railpath Park, a linear park that incorporates art installations
  
Councillor Adam Giambrone (Ward 18 Davenport) and City of Toronto representatives in partnership with Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., artist John Dickson and Friends of West Toronto Railpath group will join members of the community to officially open the West Toronto Railpath Park with a ribbon cutting.

Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Wallace Avenue Railpath entrance (south of Dupont, west of Perth, north of Bloor)

Situated on unused rail land, this unique pedestrian, in-line skating, cycling and skateboard park pathway, designed by Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. It runs for 2.1 kilometres between Cariboo Avenue., (north of Dupont Street, west of Osler Street) to the Dundas and Lansdowne area, south of Bloor Street.

Toronto artist John Dickson created four sculptural artworks, collectively named Frontier, which were inspired by the changing landscape of the Junction and Railpath Park area.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726, pfrmediahotline@toronto.ca
Shane Gerard, Senior Coordinator, Promotions & Communications, 416-397-5711, sgerard@toronto.ca




 

 

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