Our Parks & Waterfront

Mimico Waterfront Linear Park

Phase 1 of Mimico Waterfront Linear Park, between Norris Crescent on the west to Superior Avenue on the east, opened on July 28, 2008. Phase 2, which extends from Superior Avenue to Humber Bay park, commenced in Summer 2011. Phase 2 includes the creation of a 250 metre long boardwalk and multi use Waterfront Trail between Superior Avenue and Grand Harbour, including small pockets of wetland habitat between the boardwalk and shoreline as well as terrestrial and aquatic habitat enhancements. Phase 2 opened to public use in September 2012 – the official opening was June 7, 2013.

For further information please visit: www.trca.on.ca/mimicowaterfront/

Mimico Square

Mimico Square – photo courtesy of Mimico-by-the-Lake BIA

Mimico Square, which is located in Amos Waites Park at Mimico Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, had its official opening event at the 6th Annual Mimico-By-The-Lake Tree Lighting event on December 6, 2009, 4:30 – 6 p.m. The event was attended by several hundred residents, and was sponsored by the Mimico-By-The-Lake BIA, Councillor Mark Grimes, and the MRA. Since then, there have been annual Christmas tree lightings and several summer events in the Square.

Etobicoke Waterfront Stormwater Management Facilities Study, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The City of Toronto is currently conducting a study to assess the consolidation of 30 stormwater outfalls along the Etobicoke Waterfront that discharge directly into Lake Ontario. At their first Public Information Centre on November 12, 2009 they discussed potential sites for stormwater management facilities and Mimico Memorial Park was identified as a potential site for the placement of an underground storage tank. The MRA expressed their concerns on why this should not be the preferred location and in 2010 Mimico Memorial Park was removed from consideration.

Details on the study can be found at: