Concord Adex Development

September 03, 2009 15:20 ET

Concord CityPlace Celebrates Sneak Preview of New 8-Acre Central Park

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2009) -

ATTENTION NEWS/PHOTO EDITORS

At noon on Wednesday September 9, the City of Toronto has cause to celebrate. That is when Concord Adex Developments will give a Sneak Preview of an artsy 8-acre park for Torontonians in the heart of the city.

Designed by Canadian artist/author Douglas Coupland and landscape architects Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and inspired by Canadian hero Terry Fox, the park will contain not only public art, a water feature, a bluff, tree-shaded pathways and quiet areas but also the Terry Fox Miracle Mile, a jogging/running track dedicated to the courageous one-legged teenager who ran across Canada to raise money for cancer research in the early 80s.

At the same time the company will announce details of a competition to name the new park and reveal the list of celebrity judges who will preside over the opening.

The $8-million, 8-acre park runs north from Fort York Boulevard and extends from just west of Spadina Avenue almost to Bathurst Street. The official celebration will take place under a marquee tent about halfway between those two streets and be highlighted by a donation from Concord Adex and the retailers of the community that will be made to the Terry Fox Foundation. Following the official ceremonies, a public celebration will take place in the park.

Among those helping celebrate the event will be Mayor David Miller, Councillor Adam Vaughan, Darrell Fox, brother of Terry Fox and Douglas Coupland, Vancouver author and artist whose vision inspired the overall look and feel of the park.



WHAT: The Sneak Preview of the city's newest artsy, urban park

WHERE: Concord CityPlace, on the north side of Fort York Boulevard, halfway
between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst Streets

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m.


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