View a draft vision of the proposal for the Annex Eco-Park at MacPherson and Spadina Click Here
The Annex Eco-Park Alliance Inc
Present a proposal for the Mcpherson Eco-Park
Located at the east corner of Spadina Rd and MacPherson Ave and extending to Davenport Rd, “The Eco Park” will provide green space for the Annex Community and supply renewable energy to the surrounding neighbourhood. The park site is approximately two acres in size and is an active utility corridor. The site was previously used as a parking lot but is now abandoned and no longer serves the growing community in a positive way. Through the efforts of the local councilors, Hydro One has donated this site to the City of Toronto under the condition that it is used as a park.
The central concept behind The Eco Park is to transform this abandoned parking lot into a park space that will feature renewable energy sources and a full ecological restoration of the site. The original plan was to install a geothermal heat exchange system, solar pavilion and wind turbine in the park space, additionally, native plant species will be planted throughout the park to reduce CO2 levels, increase Toronto’s tree canopy, and provide green space for the surrounding community.
That was an excerpt from the proposal. Councillor Josh Matlow has announced it has been approved but there are many changes that had to take place as a result of the feasibility study and the many stakeholders involved.
For more info please contact Josh Matlow or Peter Griffin