Parks, NOT parking lots

Why Care About the Promised Park at Bathurst Quay, Waterfront Toronto?

Bathurst Quay was gifted to the CIty of Toronto to be used as a park
How long have we waited? days, and counting
It's time to claim it as parkland now.

Bathurst Quay, Toronto

Bathurst Quay is approximately 1.5 ha along the waterfront, and is the Southern Terminus of Bathurst Street. It was once the site of the World War II Training Base used by the Norwegian Air Force and the home of Canada Malting Silos at 5 Eireann Quay, now a heritage building. You'll also find the beautiful Ireland Park and learn about the poignant story of Irish immigrants in Toronto. Community is vibrant here with The Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, City School, and the always-busy basketball courts beside the bike path. Bathurst Quay is also a major gateway for visitors to Toronto.

Though gifted to the City of Toronto 30 years ago – to be used as a park – it is currently leased to Ports Toronto to support the Billy Bishop Airport for taxi and parking operations. The site is zoned "G" in Zoning by-laws, and designated "Parks" in the Official Plan. Sadly, it is neglected.

The People's Plan is to reclaim the land for all people in Toronto to use as intended, parkland, not parking. It is time to fund this park.

Imagine it, as it was intended...

Imagine...What the Parks Not Condos Community Stands for

Sadly, here's what we have now... it is time to fund this park.

July 2017: What the park looks like now

Present day, this is Bathurst Quay, summer of 2017.

Parks not Parking Lots

Who is Parks Not Condos?

PARKSnotCondos is an inclusive, nonpolitical, not-for profit community that welcomes all people who openly learn, share, and communicate up-to-date information to promote building the park & pool at Bathurst Quay & Eireann Quay, Toronto.

By 2017, over 650 people have joined together, rallying to support reclaiming this greenspace along Toronto's beautiful waterfront.


Parks Not Condos is dedicated to getting the word out to all people, if there's something you would like to know, please contact us, so that we post it here for all to see.