Torontonians can now enjoy all of Mimico Waterfront Park in Etobicoke.
Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, the park connects people to the lakefront in an area that historically lacked public access to the waterfront. The newly opened final phase of the park, has transformed the shoreline east of Superior Avenue with 500 metres of additional park space. The park now provides 1.1 kilometres of continuous waterfront green space between Norris Crescent Parkette and Humber Bay Park West.
Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) is an integral partner in the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront and was responsible for the planning and construction of the park. Waterfront Toronto and TRCA opened the first 600 metre western portion of the park in 2008. This final section of new park enables Torontonians to enjoy the lakefront west of Humber Bay Park West for the first time and provides the missing link in the city’s waterfront trail system.
The park was constructed through a lakefilling process along a narrow section of the existing shoreline. Features of the second phase include an additional 500 metres of waterfront trail, three sections of cantilevered pedestrian boardwalk, a separate multi-use trail located along the backshore that provides cycling and in-line skating access adjacent to the boardwalk, small pockets of wetland habitat, landscaping and park lighting.
An official opening celebration planned for Oct. 29 was postponed due to extreme weather warnings. The event will be rescheduled.