Aug 07, 2013

Out From the Shadows

Toronto’s Underpass Park is featured in the Architectural Record.

The article, Out from the Shadows: Finding useful public space in an unlikely location, Toronto transforms a highway underpass into a lively park that glows at night, discusses how we took a dark, unused area and transformed it into a useable public space.

“Dark and neglected—that’s the kind of derelict space that lurks below most highways and elevated roadways. Cities in the process of densifying, however, can no longer afford to ignore such concrete underbellies. Toronto, which has been busy completing 70,000 residential units between 2008 and 2012—mostly condominium apartments—recently opened Underpass Park, a gutsy template that repairs a previously marginalized urban zone in the city’s East End neighborhood.”

Click here to read the article.


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