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A New Park Pays Tribute to Toronto’s Lost Waterways

Thoughtful landscaping evokes urban history

By Eric Mutrie

Thanks to landscape architects Sheila Boudreau and Schollen & Company, a new green space near Dundas East and Coxwell Avenue will impress come sleet or shine. Named Raindrop Plaza, the community space features a ground-surface artwork designed by local schoolchildren, curved ledgerock seating walls and a winding urban creek bed commemorating the city’s lost rivers. Trench drains and catch basins channel and store rainwater, which reduces neighbourhood flooding.

Originally published in Issue 3, 2016 as Urban Update: Keep Hydrated.


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