Excerpts from an Article in the National Post written by Suzanne Wintrob
Street Smarts: South Etobicoke’s waterfront gets swanky
All of the conveniences, none of the crowds: Toronto’s best-kept secret is revealed.
Toronto Life recently dubbed Mimico Toronto’s top “next neighbourhood” when it comes to great real estate finds.
Today, South Etobicoke’s waterfront is welcoming dozens of new condo projects, and Mr. Feldman can’t help but wax nostalgic. He thinks the area is “one of Toronto’s best-kept secrets… I am privileged in seeing the 50-acre area transformed into a leading edge public accessible waterfront neighbourhood,” he gushes.
Today, Mimico is a key component of Waterfront Toronto’s extensive revitalization of Toronto’s lakefront. The 1.1-km, $18.6-million Mimico Waterfront Park is being outfitted with boardwalks, sheltered areas, sand dunes and cobble beaches as well as enhancements to terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Phase One opened in July 2008 and stretches from Norris Crescent Parkette east to Superior Avenue near Birds & Beans. Phase Two, scheduled for completion later this year, will extend to Humber Bay Park West and connect to the Martin Goodman Trail. Toronto and Region Conservation is an integral partner for Waterfront Toronto on the project.
Another exciting addition is a $2-million Ice Trail in Colonel Sam Smith Park. The 250-metre artificial rink, which opened in late 2010, forms a large figure-eight that winds along the park’s shoreline. It’s especially busy on weekends when kids and adults come out to play. Chatelaine magazine recently billed the Ice Trail as one of the best winter destinations in Canada.
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