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New Bicycle BMX park at Lake Shore and Ellis

Toronto BMX bicycle Riders to Get New Parkette
The Sales Office for Park Lake Residences is being returned to the City of Toronto; Parks and Recreation. Construction (demolition) will begin shortly to create a BMX bicycle park on the narrow strip of land that is adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway and parallel with Lake Shore Blvd West at Ellis Avenue.
BMX riders who have built ramps and jumps at High Park at the south duck pond have created concerns about environmental damage and has resulted in complaints at City Hall.
Until last year, there had been jumps and ramps inside High Park near the duck pond just steps from Queensway at Parkside Drive. The area is an ecologically significant area, according to the city. In May, the informal, freestyle cycling area was dismantled by the city with help from members of different First Nations communities. With shovels and rakes in hand, they restored what is known to them as Snake Mound, a sacred burial ground. The area has been replanted and fenced off and is currently being monitored for any further cycling activity.
Hosted by the City of Toronto, the meeting attracted riders of all ages from across Toronto and beyond to the Rousseau Room of the Swansea Town Hall. "We can design from the ground up," said Parkdale-High Park Councillor Sarah Doucette, who expressed her excitement for the project. "We can do something amazing here."
http://www.insidetoronto.com/article/1229178--bmx-riders-share-their-vision-for-the-perfect-park
Are there any plans posted of the tract or parkette? How far will this extend East? Will they provide a parking lot for the bicyclists?

David Pylyp

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Comment balloon 3 commentsDavid Pylyp • March 10 2012 10:56AM

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David,

Thanks for the heads up of this. There are many new homeowners who would find this appealing.

Brian

 

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

This is a very good neighbourhood feature David. It seems more and more kids are getting their excersise this way these days. Good to see the city opening their wallet for a project like this. Maybe we will see Rob Ford ripping around on his BMX.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Brian, this is exactly beside the condo I'm in...  We're mildly concerned about diuscipline noise and graffitti.

Malcolm.. The only bike Rob Ford should be on is a stationary exercise bike  lol

 

 

Posted by David Pylyp (RE/MAX Realty Specialists Inc.,) over 7 years ago

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