Leslie Lookout Park

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The Leslie Lookout Park will be a new destination in Toronto’s Port Lands located on the Martin Goodman Trail at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park. The park will include a public beach, distinguished by forested dunes that will create a new multi-use community destination in Toronto’s east end.

The centerpiece of Leslie Lookout Park will be a 1.9 acre open space at 12 Leslie Street that will connect the public to the water’s edge with views of the entire length of the Ship Channel. The open space will include a viewing platform that will provide the public with dramatic views of the Toronto skyline.

The park recycles an industrial landscape into a new recreational hub. The beach and grassy dunes topography provides opportunities for ecological restoration, reforestation, and naturalization. This new destination will offer opportunities for year-round programming, including pop-up events, concerts and public art, as well as a unique lookout experience with a west-facing view of the downtown core, and a stunning 360 degree view of the Port Lands.

Claude Cormier + Associés (CC+A) has been awarded the contract to design and construct the park through a design competition. The firm is known to have designed some of the most memorable public spaces in Toronto, including Sugar Beach and Berczy Park.

Information regarding the upcoming public consultation process for this project, expected to begin in February 2021, will be made available on this site as details become available.

For further information, please contact LeslieSlipLookout@createto.ca



Project Details

  • Leslie Lookout Park Under Construction

  • Leslie Lookout Park Construction

  • Biking along Tommy Thompson Park

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Additional Resources

Design Brief: View and download the Indigenous Place-keeping Design Brief

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Article: Learn how Leslie Lookout Park is incorporating the mini forests technique

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Meeting Notice: View and download the meeting notice from the Public Consultation Meeting #2 on December 6, 2021

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Presentation: View and download the presentation from the Public Consultation Meeting #2 on December 6, 2021

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Meeting Summary: View and download the meeting summary from the Public Consultation Meeting #2 on December 6, 2021

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Meeting Recording: View the meeting recording from the Public Consultation Meeting #2 that took place on December 6, 2021

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Meeting Notice: View and download the meeting summary from the Indigenous Community Sharing Meeting #2 that took place on December 1, 2021

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Meeting Summary: View and download the meeting summary from the Indigenous Community Sharing Meeting #2 that took place on December 1, 2021

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Meeting Notice: View and download the meeting notice from the Indigenous Community Sharing Meeting that took place on April 27, 2021

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Meeting Summary: View and download the meeting summary from the Indigenous Community Sharing Meeting that took place on April 27, 2021

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Meeting Notice: View and download the meeting notice from the Public Consultation Meeting #1 that took place on March 1, 2021

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Presentation: View and download the presentation from the Public Consultation Meeting #1 that took place on March 1, 2021

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Meeting Summary: View and download the meeting summary from the Public Consultation Meeting #1 that took place on March 1, 2021

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Article: A new public park featuring a beach and a 360-degree viewing platform is coming to Toronto’s waterfront

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