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March 12, 2020
Pathway through ravine with houses in the background.
Large open space with bushes and trees and a path.
Tree and a ravine.
Close up photo of metal railing of a bridge
Bridge with metal railing
Pond with emergency equipment in case of drowning.
Beautiful pond surrounded by trees and bushes.
Overlooking the pond.

This scenic Humber River floodplain area features a series of ecological/biological catchment areas in the form of wetlands & storm water ponds which allow for the storage of surface run off and storm water recharge prior to its release into the Humber River. Extensive native lowland & upland plantings was established around these catchment areas...

March 12, 2020
Pond with houses in the background
Pond with houses in the background
Stone retainer walls with trees and the pond in the background.
Canadian Geese in a pond with houses in the background
Crane in the pond
Woman walking down pathway through trees.

Incorporated as part of the Block 39 residential development, this storm water management pond provides recreational enjoyment by the community while providing storm water runoff storage and storm water recharge. A multipurpose trail & lookout point provides recreational points of interest while native and moisture tolerant plantings serve to filter sediments and pollutants from storm...

March 12, 2020
Pond surrounded by trees and plants
Pond with trees
Pond with houses in background
Duck in the waterway
Pond with stone retainer wall in background
Ducks on the edge of the pond

Working in collaboration with civil engineers, the development of storm water management ponds (SWM) within new community developments provide surface run off storage and storm water recharge while providing ecological habitats for wildlife. Of particular importance is the use of moisture tolerant, native plant species suited to perform under the fluctuating levels of water conditions...

March 12, 2020
Pathway and shrubs
Information sign for Humber Flats Eco Park
Pathway leading through ravine
Wooden railing with trees in the background
Childrens park with wooden benches along the side
Pathway with light post

The Eco Park was designed to form a green corridor between the natural features (Mallard marsh, Cardinal Woods and the East Humber River), while improving biological diversity & ecological functions; and providing recreational & educational opportunities. Key elements include the reshaping of the land to direct water flow patterns & maximize storm water recharge as...

March 12, 2020
Wooden bridge with metal rails surrounded by nature.
Pathway and bushes
Close up of tree leaves with bridge in background
Wooden bridge with metal rails
Pathway to bridge
Fork in pathway surrounded by trees and shrubs
Close up shot of metal railing on bridge
Wooden fence with yellow flowers
White flowers along pathway
Pathway through ravine

This trail retrofit provided newly renovated trail entrances off of Bayview Avenue and Hwy 7. Trail improvements included re-grading of trail connections from the adjacent residential community, the introduction of new custom metal fabricated pedestrian bridges to provide improved access and visual interest.

March 12, 2020
Wooden walkway surrounded by forest
Gravel walkway
Gravel walkway leading to bridge
Wooden walkway
Trail surrounded by trees

For over a decade, Landscape Planning Limited has been designing and overseeing the implementation of the Bartley Smith Greenway. Phase 4 was completed in 2013 and eff ectively provided pedestrian linkages to existing trail networks to the north of Rutherford Road and south of Jacod Keff er Parkway, along the Don River Tributary. Extensive consultation...