Plans are underway to develop the Beare Road Landfill site into a City of Toronto park. Beare Hill Park will be surrounded by the proposed Rouge National Urban Park and together, they will provide a seamless park-visiting experience.
The Beare Road Landfill was operational until 1983 and is still managed by the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Division as a closed landfill. Since then, natural regeneration and volunteer tree planting have created natural areas with forest, meadow and wetland habitats used by wildlife including species at risk. With its natural areas, capacity for a host of different recreational trails, and the spectacular view from the top of the hill, the landfill site has great potential as a park destination.
The Beare Road Park Master Plan was completed in 2013 and has provided a framework to guide decision making for the design and management of the proposed park. The Master Plan has addressed opportunities for access, education, passive and active recreational use, and management of natural areas in consultation with the community and stakeholders.
Beare Road Park Master Plan
The Beare Road Landfill Park Master Plan will provide a framework to guide decision making for the design and management of the proposed park. The master plan will address opportunities for access, education and passive and active recreational use in consultation with the community and stakeholders.
Beare Road Park Master Plan (36K PDF)
The City of Toronto held a meeting on June 27, 2017 to discuss the progress of the Beare Hill Park Detailed Design Project (PDF).
Any additional questions or feedback regarding this project can be submitted to Karen Sun, email@example.com, by July 31, 2017.
Natural Environment Specialist
Urban Forestry, City of Toronto