Corktown – West Don Lands
Corktown is a historic Toronto neighbourhood, originally settled by working class immigrants in the early 1800’s which explains how this neighbourhood became known as Corktown. Most Corktown residents found employment at one of the local breweries or brickyards. The “Little Trinity Church” built in 1843 is still standing today at 417 King Street East. The Enoch Turner Schoolhouse on Trinity Street, just south of Little Trinity Church was built in 1848. This was Toronto’s first ‘free school’. Corktown has recently become popular with young professionals, who find this location extremely convenient to Toronto’s downtown business and entertainment districts. Many of Corktown’s commercial buildings have recently been converted into live-in work studios, condominium lofts and professional offices, all of which has helped to revitalize the entire neighbourhood.
West Don Lands became part of the Corktown community by the late nineteenth century. Most of the land was industrial or owned by the railways, and it became the site of an array of factories and warehouses. In 2009 it was announced that the West Don Lands would be the home of the athlete’s village for the 2015 Pan American. Waterfront Toronto plans for the area to include nearly 6,000 new residential spaces. It will be the largest urban redevelopment project in North America. It is also one of the largest waterfront revitalization initiatives in the world. Most notably The Don River Park – which is currently being transformed from an abandoned post-industrial site into an 18 acre greenscape. Secondly there’s the Underpass Park – the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first in Toronto. The location is crucial to providing improved non-vehicular access throughout the city to hundreds of thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, inline skaters and mobility scooter users. It will also include a combination of condos, lofts and townhomes surrounded by nearby exquisite cafes, art galleries, trendy bars and restaurants, and parks. River City has been selected as the first developer to construct residential living before the PanAm Games.
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Corktown – West Don Lands
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