A NEW GUIDE TO BALANCING MOBILITY AND HUMANITY ON MAIN STREET
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Corktown Common Park

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
April 22, 2019
June 25, 2019

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

Developed on a former brownfield site, Corktown Common Park incorporates human and ecological uses into its space. The park encompasses rich marsh ecosystems, “urban prairies,” and playgrounds, undergirded by a hill-like structure that redirects floodwaters to a nearby lake. The structure divides the park into two sections: one area designed to flood; and the other protected by design, situated atop the slopes of the flood retention structure. The space seamlessly combines “hard” resilience with restored ecosystems and human use. Its amenities are designed for both passive and active uses, and features like splash pads and a fireplace provide year-round appeal.

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*Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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