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

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Connects vibrant communities that lack green space
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Creates a pleasant, safe route for walking, running,and cycling
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Provides greater access to existing amenities along the corridor
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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:

Why we’re buzzing about bees

It’s pollinator week, which means it’s time to celebrate everything that tweets, buzzes, and flaps. Now if this was last summer and a bee was to find its way into the Park People office, I would be the first to dive under my desk screaming kill it kill it! But since...

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Butterflies, bees and birds take over the Green Line

Sunday's Bee Line on the Green Line Parade and Pageant paid blissful homage to all creatures that pollinate. The parade was our way of celebrating the native pollinator gardens that have been planted all along the Green Line. Park People, Clay and Paper Theatre and...

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Get Buzzed at the Bee Line Parade and Pageant

For the past several Sundays, I've found myself creating bee bodies from cardboard, painting yellow and black stripes, and cutting out insect wings with our friends from Clay and Paper Theatre in preparation for our Bee Line on the Green Line Parade and Pageant. The...

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