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Projects Without Boundaries: Ken Greenberg’s Green Heart

Projects Without Boundaries is an IwB Blog column where design thinkers dream big.  Here they get to imagine a world without the constraints of budgets, bureaucratic red tape, voters, clients and maybe even physical limitations.  Each article will feature the dream project of one designer/design studio and an accompanying image.

For our inaugural article Ken Greenberg shares his vision for Fort York as the Green Heart of the city.

Fort York Becomes the Green Heart

by Ken Greenberg

Having survived various onslaughts in the latter decades of the 20th century, Fort York is, remarkably, still relatively intact, and at the centre of one of the fastest growing areas in Toronto. From the Exhibition Grounds and the Armory to the emerging new Fort York neighbourhood, and the filling in of the west end of the railway lands east of Bathurst, this process is well underway. The greatest opportunities are still yet to come on the north side of the rail corridor from Spadina Avenue and the Wellington Place neighbourhood to the southern flank of the Niagara neighbourhood, the Ordinance Triangle, and the completion of the southeastern portion of Liberty Village. With its large landscape preserving vestiges of historic Garrison Creek and the original Lake Ontario shoreline, plus new “green fingers” that extend from it, Fort York can form a new “green heart” overcoming the barriers that have isolated and fragmented these lands for many decades.

Ken Greenberg is an architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants.

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