Leslie Lookout Park – Indigenous Artwork/Construction Hoarding
CreateTO’s CEO Vic Gupta and Councillor Paula Fletcher met with Indigenous artist and architectural designer Dani Kastelein-Longlade of Brook McIlroy last month who created a mural depicting the Great Anishinaabe Migration installed on the construction hoarding surrounding the future site of Leslie Lookout Park at 12 Leslie Street.
The artwork depicted on this mural interprets the path of travel through the seven sites of the chi-bi-moo-day-win’, the Great Anishinaabe Migration and is part of Brook McIlroy’s Indigenous placemaking strategy for the park. It will be on display at 12 Leslie Street until the park opening at the end of 2023 and then relocated to a yet-to-be-determined site in the Port Lands for a further 18 months.
Leslie Lookout Park will be a new destination in the Port Lands located on the Martin Goodman Trail at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park. The park, designed by CCxA, will include a public beach and forested dunes that will form a new community destination in Toronto’s east end, recycling an industrial landscape into a recreational hub with the new topographies providing opportunities for ecological restoration, reforestation, and naturalization.