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 timeline is subject to change.
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.
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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.
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.
A discussion on the progress of the Beare Hill Park Detailed Design Project was held.
Tree planting events are being planned for fall 2020 and will be posted on the Planting and Stewardship event calendar when confirmed.