Economy

To create new corporate and philanthropic partnerships to support Toronto’s parks.

October 27, 2014
Achieved
Feb 2018

In Toronto, a Likable Space Arrives Underneath a Loathed Expressway

Citylab February 13, 2018

Just a few months ago, the Bentway was a construction zone. Two years ago it was still a scrubby patch of land under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway, accessible but never used.

The transformation started with a phone call. In April 2015, retired city planner and philanthropist Judy Matthews rang her friend and prominent urban designer, Ken Greenberg. She and her investment banker husband, Wil, were interested in funding a legacy project based around a new public space, she said.