Fixing "A Hole in the Urban Fabric"

That's how Christopher Hume describes the Toronto area that will soon be Underpass Park, a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood for 6,000 people.
June 8, 2011, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Torontonians have avoided the formerly industrial neighborhood known as The West Don Lands for decades, says Hume:

"Though it remains a sea of mud, the land's enormous potential is easy to see. From a planning perspective, however, the problem is what to do with a series of shadowy overpasses that run through the site, separating one half from the other."

Vancouver landscape architecture firm Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg has taken on the challenge, focusing on developing sports facilities and cafés.

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Published on Thursday, May 26, 2011 in The Toronto Star
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