A revisioning of University Avenue as a 90-acre park, running from Queen’s Park all the way to the Toronto waterfront.
University Avenue is home to some of Canada’s leading schools, healthcare facilities and cultural institutions. It’s also a space full of possibility, the potential heart of a more walkable, flourishing city.
That’s the vision behind “University Park,” a revisioning of the iconic street as a 90-acre park, running from Queen’s Park all the way to the Toronto waterfront.
The park would bring together patches of public green space that are currently disconnected, by making minor adjustments to the existing roadway and converting just 9.5 acres of city-owned asphalt into native landscape, pedestrian walkways, bike paths and cultural installations.
The park would allow visitors and locals to easily travel from Queen’s Park to the waterfront by foot or bike. Proposed changes include joining Queen’s Park with the green space surrounding the University of Toronto campus, consolidating University Avenue to four lanes, and expanding the park that currently surrounds Osgoode Hall.
The team behind University Park includes landscape architects, city builders, non-profit organizations, and engaged civilians. Evergreen is proud to partner on this exciting project.
For further details, visit the project website today.