Park(ing) Day comes to Toronto, hosted by Lonsdale Gallery
Park(ing) Day Location:
410 Spadina Road
National Park(ing) Day Returns September 19
TORONTO ñLonsdale Gallery launches Park(ing) Day in Toronto, creating a Canadian presence for this important event, which increases the number downtown parks in North America.
Friday, September 19, 2008 is National Park(ing) Day, and metered public parking spots nationwide will become temporary public parks. The project is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national conservation nonprofit.
National Park(ing) Day is an annual event celebrating parks by creating temporary parks in public parking spaces. The goals, according to organizers, are to celebrate parks and promote the need for more parks in America’s cities.
In 2007, National Park(ing) Day spawned more than 200 new parks in more than fifty cities nationwide and around the world. See coverage from CNN.
“By turning parking spaces into instant parks, National Park(ing) Day is a creative way to demonstrate the real need to create more parks in our cities,” said Will Rogers, TPL president.
Photos from last year’s event, as well as a full list of cities with maps and details is available online at www.tpl.org/parkingday.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come – www.tpl.org