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.

Project Timeline

  • March 2019: Phase 1 construction begins
  • Summer 2020: Additional construction work required to prepare for the site opening
  • Fall 2020: Park is expected to open to the public

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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This is an aerial photo of the Beare Hill Park site under development. There are markings on the image that show the location of trails, parking lots and service roads, as well as boundaries and width of trails.
An aerial overview of the former Beare Road Landfill. The site is bounded by Finch Avenue East on the north side, Pickering Townline on the east side, the hydro corridor on the south side, and CN Rail and Beare Road on the west side. The trails are concentrated mainly on the east side and south side of the site.

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.

March 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.

June 27, 2017

Public Information Meeting

A discussion on the progress of theĀ 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.