- Park Size: 16 acres
- Client: Waterfront Toronto
- Project Partner: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
- Watershed: Don River
Great Ecology served as the ecological consultants for the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates team on the creation of wetland and upland wildlife habitat. The project transformed a post-industrial site along the Toronto waterfront into Corktown Common Park, a cultural and ecological public space. 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 resident and migratory bird and insect species.
- "Popular Science says Corktown Common is among this year's 'best of what's new'" - Steve Kupferman, Toronto Life
Toronto Skyline from Corktown
Corktown Wetland, courtesy Arup
Corktown Wetland, circa 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada