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Corktown Common Waterfront Park Restoration

Creating a vibrant public space in Toronto

Habitat Restoration Site Don River Toronto

Project Details

Great Ecology supported the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. team on the creation of wetland and upland wildlife habitat along the Toronto waterfront. The Corktown Common, formerly known as the Don River Park, is a post-industrial site turned cultural and ecological public space along the Don River. Great Ecology collaborated on the design of the stormwater management systems, developing stormwater-fed features and habitats for the Park including shallow-water wildlife basking areas, deep water pockets and large woody debris piles that replicate natural processes in the floodplain. Great Ecology also consulted on the selection of plants for a central interior pond that supports residential and migratory bird and insect species, as well as participated in construction administration.

Learn more about Corktown Common Park.


Ecological Design & Planning, Habitat Restoration, River, Stream, and Riparian Restoration, Wetland Delineation & Permitting,


Waterfront Toronto




Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Landscape Architect

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.