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Old August 23rd, 2016, 02:28 PM   #141
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I would recommend the small "central" park of Bristol, really awesome place to have a drink and hang out with friends and chill
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6 from the last is the best
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Old October 21st, 2016, 02:39 PM   #143
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Old October 25th, 2016, 11:54 AM   #144
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Turning Toronto's Don Valley into a Massive Park

As downtown Toronto's population explodes city planners are in a mad rush to grab whatever slithers of undeveloped lots remain for pocket parks, public space, and squares before developers build on top of them.

The latest announcement is a proposal to deck over the rail lines heading into Union Station and build a linear park above it. That, unfortunately, would only provide 21-30 acres of park. A potentially bigger prize might be to reclaim the Don Valley as parkland for downtown Torontonians. We used to recreate there in large numbers a century ago but roads, rail lines, a narrowing of the Don River, and a 6 lane highway have effectively cut it off from the city. Few use it today.

This youtube video summarizes initial ideas about how to re-integrate the Don Valley, make it more accessible, and designate it a Toronto park. It would amount to a 200 acre park right downtown if realized.

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Central Park Entrance at Fifth Ave & 59th street, New York City 1880s



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Toronto's main park is actually across from downtown on the Toronto Islands.


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Old August 13th, 2019, 10:04 AM   #147
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Toronto Islands Park is a great asset to your city and really a wonderful place, but I would think of them as more as a fringe park not a central city park. I suspect most downtown office workers wouldn't be able to just pop over to the islands for lunch or a stroll as they are just that little bit too far - that and the fact you need some form of public transport to reach them.

Not knocking them (I wish we had them where I lived) but they feel that little bit too far out of the city centre to be a central park to me.
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Old August 14th, 2019, 11:24 PM   #148
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Here are some of the parks in cities where I lived/worked

1. Winnipeg -- Winnipeg does not have a central park, but I see some people go to the Manitoba Legislative grounds and Memorial Provincial Park across it to have lunch during the work week or just sit down and enjoy the sun during the short summer months.





A number of events are held at the Memorial Provincial Park during summer and early fall like Movies at the Park and Manyfest.

2. Ottawa -- There is no one "central park" in Ottawa. A lot of people go to the Parliament grounds, Confederation Park, Major's Hill Park or the public trails along the Ottawa River.
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3. Sydney -- Someone posted Hyde Park already. In addition to Hyde Park, the nearby Royal Botanic Garden is also beautiful and very expansive.





4. Toronto -- There really is no park in downtown Toronto. The closest big park is High Park, west of the core. Perhaps Queens Park could be considered.





5. Manila -- Someone already posted Rizal Park. I think another "central" park would be the Ayala Triangle Gardens which is right in the centre of the Makati Central Business District.



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