UNDERPASS PARK
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by spencerwynn PRO Taken 11:08, 11/02/2013 - Views loading...

UNDERPASS PARK

The World > North America > Canada > Toronto

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

What do you do with acres of land languishing under the elevated highways and ramps in the heart of Canada's largest city? You have the space designed by landscape architects Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg. In their hands, this area has seen a transformation: Coloured lights add colour to bridge columns, soft rubber groundcover offers a safe environment for young children to play on the playground equipment; For the older kids, a professionally designed skateboard park is a destination for youth from all over the city. This is part of the Waterfront Toronto redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Toronto

map

A: DESIGNER CONDO LOUNGE

by Spencer Wynn, 150 meters away

The designer-decorated lounge in our Streetcar condo in Toronto. With a billiard table, large screen ...

DESIGNER CONDO LOUNGE

B: VISTEK DRIVEWAY

by Spencer Wynn, 330 meters away

The driveway leading from Queen street east into Vistek. This is a beautiful historic building called...

VISTEK DRIVEWAY

C: DON RIVER PARK PAVILION

by Spencer Wynn, 340 meters away

The pavilion in the Don River Park, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh is the main elevated feature ...

DON RIVER PARK PAVILION

D: DISTILLERY DISTRICT

by Spencer Wynn, 600 meters away

The Martian sculpture, officially called I.T. and is made by sculptor Michael Christian. It is a very...

DISTILLERY DISTRICT

E: Distillery District Market - Day

by Sam Javanrouh, 630 meters away

Historic Distillery District in Toronto is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. There...

Distillery District Market - Day

F: Distillery District alley

by N. Cortez, 650 meters away

Distillery District alley

G: Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market

by DigitalProperties.ca - Bryan Groulx, 650 meters away

Scene beside the outdoor 40 ft. Christmas tree on the final day and final hours of the seasonal 2010 ...

Lowe's Toronto Christmas Market

H: STILL DANCING

by Spencer Wynn, 670 meters away

The scupture, Still Dancing, by artist Dennis Oppenheim graces the grounds toward the south end of To...

STILL DANCING

I: DISTILLERY DISTRICT

by Spencer Wynn, 670 meters away

The Distillery District is a historic part of Toronto. It is preserved and renovated for today, but h...

DISTILLERY DISTRICT

J: Art At The Distillery

by N. Cortez, 680 meters away

Art At The Distillery

This panorama was taken in Toronto, Canada

This is an overview of Canada

The capital of Canada is Ottawa, in the province of Ontario. There are offically ten provinces and three territories in Canada, which is the second largest country in the world in terms of land area.

While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.

On the east end of Canada, you have Montreal as the bastion of activity. Montreal is famous for two things, VICE magazine and the Montreal Jazz Festival. One is the bible of hipster life (disposable, of course) and the other is a world-famous event that draws more than two million people every summer. Quebec is a French speaking province that has almost seceded from Canada on several occasions, by the way..

When you think of Canada, you think of . . . snow, right?

But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).

Like the other big cities in Canada, Vancouver is vividly multicultural and Vancouverites are very, very serious about their coffee.

Your standard Vancouverite can be found attired head-to-toe in Lululemon gear, mainlining Cafe Artigiano Americanos (spot the irony for ten points).

But here's a Vancouver secret only the coolest kids know: the best sandwiches in the city aren't found downtown. Actually, they're hidden in Edgemont Village at the foot of Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.

"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama