This park is not yet open to the public. Please stay clear of the construction site.

 

Plans are underway to transform the Beare Road Landfill site into Beare Hill Park. The 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 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.

Download an aerial overview of new trails being built.

History

The Beare Road Landfill was operational until 1983, when it was capped. It is still managed by the City Solid Waste Management Division as a closed landfill. Since that time, natural regeneration and volunteer tree planting have created rich, natural areas of forest, meadow and wetland habitats used by wildlife, including four species at risk. With its expansive natural areas, capacity for a host of different recreational trails, and the spectacular view from the top of the hill, the former landfill site has great potential as a park destination.

Trail Construction

  • Expected Start: March 2019
  • Expected Completion: Fall 2019

The City is installing a trail system to make the future Beare Hill Park more accessible. A granular surface trail and a natural surface trail will offer walking and cycling opportunities for park users. These trails have been designed to minimize disturbance to resident Species at Risk. The site is closed to the public until construction is completed.

Tree planting events may take place in spring 2020, dependent on construction completion.

The City of Toronto held a public information meeting on June 27, 2017, to discuss the progress of theĀ Beare Hill Park Detailed Design Project.