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Underpass Finds New Life As Park

The land underneath a Toronto highway overpass will be converted into a neighborhood park. Officials hope it will spark the revival of one of the city's underused waterfront neighborhoods.

"John Campbell, president and CEO of Waterfront Toronto, said the new park 'is a crucial step in delivering on our promise to revitalize the West Don Lands into Toronto's next great neighbourhood.'

'Influenced by the massive overpass structures, the park's design transforms the derelict and underused space into a bright, fully accessible urban neighbourhood amenity that will contribute to the success of the developments being built in the community.'"

The 2.5-acre park will cost about $5 million to build. Construction will begin in May.

Full Story: Underpass park a key step in Don Lands transformation

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