Exciting time in the city's history for sure. This park will be looked back on as a line in the sand against unfettered condo development. Between this and the Port Lands naturalization of the Don, the city may finally get its due public parks. Add the DRL, ST/GO RER, and removal or trenching of the eastern Gardiner and we'll have better movement and more attractive streets to go with these added public spaces.
Line in the sand against development? How so? If anything, this will raise property values in the area and make it even more attractive to developers.
Capital costs aside, who's paying for the maintainance of this park? Considering the engineering of a park floating over a major rail corridor, maintainance costs are going to be very large. Of course, Tory will be long gone before then and this won't be his problem.