Edwards Gardens reimagined
Jaye Robinson Ward 25 Councillor
The Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) has always been a gem in Ward 25, and big improvements are on the way.
Over the past several years, TBG and City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation staff have been consulting with the community to draft a new master plan for the future of this vast green space. The study, called Reimagining the Gardens, is taking a holistic approach to the long-term plan of Edwards Gardens, Toronto Botanical Garden and the ravine system that extends into Sunnybrook Park.
The new master plan will cement TBG as an internationally recognized botanical garden and is guided by principles that focus on the ecological resilience of the land and a visitor experience that is both exciting and educational.
The study has focused heavily on consultation with the local community and key stakeholders to ensure that the new gardens will be a place for everyone to enjoy. The consultation process highlighted the need to provide additional services, amenities and educational opportunities for visitors to the gardens, as well as connectivity to the ravine system, Sunnybrook Park and the local transportation and transit system.
Although TBG already plays a vital role in the community, through its weekly farmers’ markets, the Weston Family Library and special events throughout the year, the new master plan will make it an even more desirable destination.
Residents can read more about the Reimagining the Gardens study and master plan on the City of Toronto website.
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