The Green Line

A Hydro Corridor Transformed into a Linear Park

A “brilliant proposal” whose “time has come.”

— Toronto Star editorial, October 2015

Why It’s Time for The Green Line

Connects vibrant communities that lack green space
Creates a pleasant, safe route for walking, running,and cycling
Provides greater access to existing amenities along the corridor
Makes use of underused urban spaces

How Park People Is Transforming The Green Line

We’re transforming an underused 5km hydro corridor in the heart of Toronto into a linear park and trail. Stretching from Toronto’s Earlscourt Park to Spadina Road, The Green Line highlights how innovative thinking and solid partnerships can deliver green spaces to cities, even in the face of growing intensification.

Community Engagement

Park People is actively building partnerships that support the Green Line and help create a collaborative vision that includes local residents and organizations. We work with partners to host events and activities like walks, talks, harvest festivals, and exhibitions. that help people better understand The Green Line and its value.

Making Connections

Park People advocates for new licensing of land in the corridor to create new green spaces and connect existing ones. In 2016, the City of Toronto invested $200,000 in licensing land to help form The Green Line. We also highlight the opportunities and challenges of the Green Line through our own research and with parters.

Tangible Improvements

We work toward real, on-the-ground improvements along The Green Line by enhancing the spaces along The Green Line to make it more inviting to visitors and help people envision an enhance and connected corridor.

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Green Line Stories:

Green Line takes a huge leap towards reality

With the start of a City-initiated study of the Green Line this year and money budgeted for improvements, the future 5km linear park and trail is set to take a huge leap towards reality in the next three years. Park People put together a video highlighting the...

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It’s Time for The Green Line

In a city experiencing explosive growth, we have to get creative about green spaces. It’s not easy to find land for new parks. We need new models, new ideas, new thinking. Enter the Green Line. The Green Line is important, not just because it creates more green space...

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A community garden with accessibility at its heart

The Green Line is a vision to create a 5km linear park and trail to connect communities through the Dupont hydro corridor. Read more about the project here and sign up as a supporter. Written by Friends of the Green Line member Erika Hennebury. It’s a bucolic...

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