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What should be the permanent name for the park under the Gardiner?

  • The Artery

    Votes: 7 5.2%
  • The Bentway

    Votes: 46 34.3%
  • Under Gardiner

    Votes: 50 37.3%
  • None of the above

    Votes: 31 23.1%

  • Total voters


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Oct 2, 2015
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Interesting tidbit from Cressy's latest newsletter:

Create a fenced space for off-leash dogs
We immediately started work on plans to add a small fenced off-leash area to Canoe Landing Park, in order to help reduce the conflicts between dogs and others in the park. It was a tight squeeze to find suitable space in the park that would not conflict with the ice rink, splash pad, public art, artificial turf playing field, or future school play areas! Designed to be installed quickly without complex construction or underground foundations that could add more delay, the short-term off-leash area for dogs was opened in the spring of 2017.
As a second phase of this work in cooperation with The Bentway, it will be possible to build a large destination off-leash dog run by extending Canoe Landing Park south into the open space sheltered by the Gardiner Expressway, which is covered with rocks today. Conceptual design work has been completed by City staff to confirm the feasibility of the project. With this additional space, we will be able to provide more amenities for dogs and their owners, as well as a larger area for running and the opportunity to provide a protected space just for small dogs. A similar high quality facility has been built in New York City as part of the East River Esplanade, which is also under an elevated highway in Manhattan.
Planning work is underway to coordinate the design and construction of the destination off-leash dog run with rehabilitation work planned for the Gardiner elevated structure and the easterly extension of The Bentway.