Councillor Adam Giambrone invites you to the official opening of the West Toronto Railpath Park on Friday, October 30, 2009. Councillor Giambrone, the City of Toronto, and Friends of the West Toronto Railpath are pleased to open the first 2.1 km of this exciting recreational trail.
- Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
- Location: West Toronto Railpath entrance at Wallace Avenue (south of Dupont, west of Perth, north of Bloor)
- 2:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks
- 2:15 p.m. – Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- 2:20 p.m. – cyclists gathered ride the trail and enjoy the sculptures
- 2:25 p.m. – interested participants invited walk 2.1 km and explore the trail and sculptures
- RSVP: Toronto Protocol RSVP Line 416-392-7667
The West Toronto Railpath Park is a new 2.1 kilometre multi-use trail that is perfect for cyclists, joggers, and people out for a stroll. Travelling alongside the railway corridor, it features extensive naturalized landscaping to create an appealing public space.
In addition to 2.1 km of park trail, designed by innovative Toronto-based firm Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., the project includes four site-specific sculptures by renowned Toronto artist, John Dickson. The artwork series, Frontier, is inspired by the changing landscape of the Junction Railpath area. John Dickson was selected to work collaboratively with Scott Torrance Landscape Architects Inc. through an open competition coordinated by Toronto Cultural Services’ Public Art Office.
The Friends of the West Toronto Railpath is a community-based working group with the goal of assisting the City of Toronto finance, design and build a 6.5 kilometre path from Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood into the heart of downtown Toronto and the shoreline of Lake Ontario.