West Toronto Railpath on World Landscape Architecture

We are happy to see the West Toronto Railpath getting some attention on World Landscape Architecture this week. The WTR is a 2.1 kilometer multi-use trail that we completed in 2009, and is now a popular destination and commuter route in the Junction.

The online magazine recognized that the West Toronto Railpath “set out to bring a derelict area of the city into the public realm through the creation of a much needed active recreation pathway. By making strong connections to the neighbourhood fabric, creating striking visual impacts at the bridge crossings and access points, and planting a landscape ecology with a unique local planting regime, this new linear park has become a popular part of the public life of the neighbourhood – and a destination successfully shared by many different kinds of uses.”

A pollinator visits the West Toronto Railpath
A pollinator visits the West Toronto Railpath 
The West Toronto Railpath looking north from Dundas West.
The West Toronto Railpath looking north from Dundas West.