WITH CASH-IN-HAND, 1.75 KM UNDER THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY MAY BECOME AN ANIMATED PARK

GARDINER2 PROJECT: UNDER GARDINER will have many hurdles to jump, but this time the money is there thanks to a $25-million gift from philanthropists Judy and Wil Matthews. TORONTO parks and public spaces have never seen a donation this large, or that kind of partnership.

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The elevated expressway will remain in place, treading its way through a forest of high-rise apartment and office buildings. About 70,000 people live in the immediate area, with more on the way. As well Southcore, an expanding financial district, is taking root in the neighbourhood.

For more details go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/public-space-project-reimagines-area-under-gardiner-with-paths-cultural-spaces/article27280670/

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Mayor JOHN TORY, back from a trip to London, was inspired by the Westway Expressway in that city.

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