Media Advisory - Waterfront Toronto to Unveil Bold New Vision of Sustainability for Lower Don Lands

    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,
              Inc., Principal

              Adele Freeman, Toronto Region and Conservation, Director of
              Watershed Management

    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
              Naturalization Project

    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

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