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media advisory – official start of construction at underpass park

TORONTO - Waterfront Toronto together with the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and City of Toronto will officially start construction of Underpass Park on Thursday, May 26.

Underpass Park is the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first of its kind in Toronto. The unique urban park is transforming the derelict space beneath the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide overpasses into a bright and welcoming neighbourhood amenity and a key public space in the West Don Lands community.

WHO:

Hon. James Flaherty, Federal Minister of Finance
Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation
Mayor of Toronto (To be confirmed)
Pam McConnell, City of Toronto Councillor
Mark Wilson, Chair of Waterfront Toronto

WHAT: Official start of construction for Underpass Park

WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11 a.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Underpass Park construction site St. Lawrence Street, south of King Street under the Eastern Avenue and Richmond Street overpasses.

Please note: This is an active construction area so please take caution as you approach the site and wear closed-toe footwear.

For more information:
Tari Stork, Manager, Project Communications, T: 416-214-1344 ext. 279 / C: 416-414-1577        tstork@waterfrontoronto.ca

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