Underpass Park

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Underpass Park
Underpass Park July 2012.jpg
TypeUrban community park
Coordinates43°39′21″N 79°21′17″W / 43.65583°N 79.35472°W / 43.65583; -79.35472Coordinates: 43°39′21″N 79°21′17″W / 43.65583°N 79.35472°W / 43.65583; -79.35472
Operated byToronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
WebsiteOfficial website

Underpass Park is a public space designed by PFS Studio and The Planning Partnership[1] located beneath the overpasses of Adelaide Street, Eastern Avenue, and Richmond Street in the West Don Lands neighbourhood of Toronto. The first phase of the development features a playground, basketball courts, and skate park, and was officially opened by Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on August 2, 2012. The park is an initiative of Waterfront Toronto, and is the 18th public space that the group has built or revitalized since 2005 in the Toronto waterfront district. The initial phase of Underpass Park cost approximately $6 million, paid for mostly by Government of Canada. A second phase, cost $3.5 million, opened in the spring of 2013.[2][3][4]

Among the artists featured are an Indigenous street mural by Chief Lady Bird, Aura, and Christopher Ross among others.[5]

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  1. ^ "Underpass Park". Projects. PFS STUDIO. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Toronto's Underpass Park turns an urban blight into a delightful playground". Toronto Star. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Ford Opens Underpass Park" (Video). Toronto Star. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ Alcoba, Natalie (2 August 2012). "Waterfront 'eyesore' comes to life as Underpass Park officially opens". National Post. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Multipli'city Mural Project In Progress at Underpass Park | UrbanToronto". urbantoronto.ca. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

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