New trail coming to local park

November 10, 2017 by  

A brand new trail will be constructed at Downsview Park in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

All residents are invited to attend the unveiling of the designs for the celebratory trail. Landscape architects created the new pathway with Canada’s history in mind, seeking to honor the important role that Downsview Park has played to the local population.

The trail will be situated within the forest of Boake’s Grove, which some of the first settlers of the Downsview area made their homes in 1830. Boake’s Grove was named after the Boake family, whose original homesteads are still found at the park. The Grove provides stunning views of the lake, surrounded by silver maple, walnut and black locust trees.

Printing services may be used to create maps of the future trail, while brochures detailing the stories behind the many special commemorative features of the path could also be provided.

Landscape architects from the design firm of FORREC/Scott Torrence will be on site to present their designs during the unveiling on Wednesday, November 15, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Park staff will be available to answer questions, and share their many stories about Boake’s Grove and the park.

The presentation will be held at the Downsview Park Hub, located at 70 Canuck Avenue in Toronto. All locals are welcome, but those wishing to attend are asked to preregister online.