Canada's First National Urban Park

Can a new urban park on the north side of Toronto change the city and offer a new model of urban planning?
October 24, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Downsview, like the waterfront, has the potential to transform Toronto, to lead it into the new age of sustainable and intelligent development. And though the idea of an urban park isn't new, it's one that could be realized on this site in a way Canadians have never dreamed...

That's what makes the project so exciting and potentially significant. It could change the city and offer a new model of urban planning. The opportunity exists here to build something magnificent — a 21st-century variation of New York's Central Park or London's Regent's Park, a place where green space and housing exist harmoniously, even symbiotically, each deriving value from the other.

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 in The Toronto Star
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