The former landfill site is north-west of Eastview Road and Watson Parkway North where 45 of the total 81 hectares had been land-filled. The plan includes a pollinators park and preservation of wetlands, and sports fields on the non land-filled portions of the site.
May 19, 2017
On the land-filled part of the site
- Pollinators Park
On the non land-filled portion
- Irrigated and lit sports fields
- Children’s play area
- Water play/ splash pad
- Picnic area with shelters
- Multipurpose free play area / natural ice rink
- Beach volleyball court(s)
- Basketball court(s)
- Access to parking from Speedvale Av and Watson Pkwy
- Deciduous and Coniferous Planting
- Benches, picnic tables, trash receptacles, bike racks
What is a pollinators park?
It’s a green space park full of beautiful flowers and plants that attract certain insects and birds. Bees, beetles, butterflies and other insects fly through leaves and petals taking pollen from one plant to the next, and pollinating the plants throughout the park.
We rely on pollinators for about 1/3 of our food as many fruits, vegetables, grains and seeds come from flowering plants that need pollinators. A pollinator park will provide a home where these special bugs and birds can fly among flowers, feast on nectar and nest in trees, in shrubs or in the ground.
Studies have shown bee, ladybug, butterfly and moth populations are decreasing, and that decrease is upsetting the balance in our environment. We can help pollinators live and thrive by planting different kinds of native flowers that bloom in the spring, summer and fall.