TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ - Waterfront Toronto is holding a technical briefing
for media on May 7 to provide detailed plans for the Lower Don Lands which
have been developed through an Environmental Assessment (EA) process.
The plans for the area take an innovative approach to naturalizing the
mouth of the Don River by moving it from the Keating Channel to Lake Ontario,
providing for the transformation of a long neglected area into sustainable new
parks and communities.
Jointly sponsored by Waterfront Toronto, City of Toronto, and Toronto
Transit Commission, the EA has examined several alternative planning solutions
for the 125-hectare (308 acre) industrial area located south of the rail
corridor in the east end of Toronto's waterfront.
Toronto Region and Conservation will also present the new river alignment
and innovative flood protection strategies for the Don River.
WHO: Mark Wilson, Waterfront Toronto, Chair
Christopher Glaisek, Waterfront Toronto, Vice President of
Planning and Design
Michael Van Valkenburgh, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates,
Adele Freeman, Toronto Region and Conservation, Director of
WHAT: Details on plans for the Lower Don Lands, including recommended
Precinct Plan elements and the recommended road and transit
layout and infrastructure design for the Keating Channel
Precinct, as well as the Concept Plan for the Don Mouth
WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Waterfront Toronto Offices, 20 Bay Street, Suite 1310, Toronto
For further information:
For further information: Sheri DeCarlo, Waterfront Toronto, (416)
214-1344 x 279