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04/09/2014

Waterfront Toronto has opened the new Corktown Common Park at the West Don Lands in Toronto. The Canadian government-led initiative is aimed at delivering a revitalised waterfront to the city and the 7.3ha park intends to protect Toronto's eastern downtown from flooding and also serve as a multi-use urban green space. The park offers locals playgrounds, a splash pad, an athletic field, flexible outdoor space, tables, benches, a living marsh, fireplace and a large central lawn for informal gatherings or organised activities. In addition, Corktown Common has its own solar panels for meeting onsite power needs and a pavilion that contains washrooms, stormwater management equipment and utility space. The park also has systems to collect rainwater for irrigation purpose and systems to treat sanitary sewer. More