We also can do some Land Reclamation at Lake Ontario to create a Park
According to Greenspace, 47% of London is green space. If some campaigners plans go through, London will be the first National Park City.
And it's not just the parks of Hyde, Regent, Richmond, Hampstead Heath, etc. There are leafy squares dotting the city, and the 14km Regent's Canal snaking across London (not to mention the Grand Union Canal to Birmingham). And also lots of walking trails, such as the Capital Ring Walk.
I don't think there is a universal designation on national parks, as each national park is designated by their country's respective governments. So this National Park City designation is a UK-specific designation. The Canadian government can copy this and declare Toronto or Vancouver as a National Park City. As with any designation, there are benefits, such as enhanced protection on green spaces (which 47% of London is), increased accessibility on said parklands, probably a more stringent enforcement in tackling air pollution, etc. Of course, you don't need a designation for these things, but it does help.
is the natural zone in Don Valley already a park for normal citizens?
This has always been my point, too. High Park is not far from downtown and as I said earlier it is no farther from the CBD than Central Park in NYC or Hyde Park in London. Big cities normally do not have massive parks in their Central Business core. High Park is big; only half as big as Central Park but bigger than Hyde Park.
The area around Pearson is "worthless" compared to core, and Pearson is already connected via transit. A stadium, on the other hand, is an entertainment venue and adds value to downtown.
Instead of Billy Bishop, there could be an iconic hotel/resort there, or luxury condo's; their view would be amazing, looking at downtown.
The whole point of Toronto's waterfront project is to de-industrialize.
Well, if the traffic were moved to Pearson, it'd still pump money, there's no benefit of it being on the islands.
Also I fail to see the vibrancy of the airport. Unless one is a little kid, it's not really exciting to see planes landing and taking off.
It's just a waste of valuable space. Instead, there could be another marina, restaurants, hotels, several condo's etc, connected by a little bridge...
Fantastic project, I would like to buy a flat there in the future.
Unfortunately it's not going to be a big park but a nice modern mixed urban/green area.
p.s. do you have mosquitos during the summer?
That weird shaped piece of land is called Leslie Spit. It's the result of landforming but there are no plans to do add more.Any landforming projects from the land strips south of the Don Lands?