MAYOR JOHN TORY ANNOUNCES A DON VALLEY “SUPER PARK” FOR TORONTO’S EAST SIDE

The City, along with Evergreen Canada and a group of private donors are on track to create TORONTO’s second largest park. Stretching from the Evergreen Brick Works in the north to Lake Ontario, the vast region will soon get its official park designation.

Within the last four years TORONTO has spent $18-million on the Lower Don. The bike and walking trail will re-open in the spring with better signage, new features, a new Pottery Road Bridge and Belleville Underpass. Much more is yet to come.

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And trust city council to produce a naysayer.  In this case it’s GORD PERKS (Parkdale-High Park) who is criticizing private benefactors for donating $3.4-million so far to the project.  He says public money should be used to fund parks, eliminating the possibility of wealthy people having control over public space.  C’mon Gord, get real.  Have you heard of budget cuts?