ST. LAWRENCE NEIGHBOURHOOD: ALL GROWN UP

by Victoria Blake

SELF-GUIDED WALK

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DETAILS

Language: English

Area: Downtown

Theme: History & Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Accessibility: - Family-Friendly, Fun for Kids

WALK DETAILS:

On this self-guided walk, we'll explore the history of the St. Lawrence neighbourhood and how high-quality public space has contributed to its diversity and long-term success. This walk is about 2 km in length, starting at the southeast corner of the St. Lawrence Market's outdoor patio. There is ample seating along the way.

 

The St. Lawrence neighbourhood is perhaps one of Toronto’s most inconspicuous urban revitalization projects. The backbone of this development is the linear park network along the Esplanade. It's been almost fifty years since the St. Lawrence neighbourhood was planned, yet many of the planning principles it was built on remain best practices today. This self-guided walk will examine the role that diversity and public space play in creating a thriving, complete community.