Did you know that in a peak storm event, Toronto’s Don River could be as strong as Calgary’s Bow River during the 2013 floods? It was this realization that catalyzed the construction of Toronto’s Corktown Common. A beautiful park featuring tons of native trees and plants, recreational amenities, and even a community oven – all strategically placed atop a large clay dike to protect the west side of the river from flood risk.
At our last Salon, we visited this beautiful gem in the city of Toronto. What’s even more exciting, is that the entire neighbourhood is full of great things, including a woonerf, a transformed underpass, seniors residence, social housing development, and future home of numerous community organizations. But don’t take our word for it, go out and see for yourself.