My family and I are avid users of the beltline. Whether it be getting some exercise, or just finding a quiet place to walk and reflect, the beltline provides a natural sanctuary throughout the heart of our Midtown Toronto neighbourhoods.
Along with appreciating its natural features, there are also some really special stories that I believe we should share about the history of the beltline railway, and the communities that it ran through. I have visited other former urban railroads, turned recreation trails, and observed how these jurisdictions creatively improved wayfinding, shared the local history, and really brought the heritage trails to life for future generations.
I believe we have an opportunity to make creative improvements together on our historical beltline and am excited to initiate the Beltline Stations Project. Using the ‘lost stations’ between Eglinton and Mount Pleasant as focal point, we will be creating a design concept to celebrate the historical, cultural and botanical features of the Beltline.
Please join me, Parks and Recreation Staff and Fred Victor Consultants at 6:30 on the evening of February 25th, at Oriole Park PS (80 Braemar Avenue) to review preliminary concepts and share your feedback.