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Love Park Toronto



Love Park Toronto

The concept for Love Park, in the heart of Toronto’s urban waterfront, was to replace a decommissioned off-ramp of the Gardiner Expressway with a green oasis – with love of the outdoors as its theme.

Green infrastructure permeates the two-acre park and is part of a growing use of nature-based solutions in cities to address increasingly intense rainfall by promoting “sponginess” or natural absorbency.

Arup provided engineering input for the winning design of the international competition held by Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto. We brought to life the design of green infrastructure designed to naturally absorb stormwater through multidisciplinary services including structural, mechanical, electrical, geotechnical and civil engineering 

By implementing nature-based solutions and green infrastructure into the design of Love Park, Arup’s team helped create a space that is as resilient as it is inviting. We have worked with the City of Toronto to create Green Infrastructure Guidelines – accessible and comprehensive technical standards that support the implementation and life cycle of green infrastructure in Toronto.  

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