About Underpass Park
Designed by landscape architects Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg with The Planning Partnership, this iconic new park has transformed derelict and unused space beneath a series of overpasses into an inviting public amenity that reconnects the north and south parts of the neighbourhood.
Located beneath the Eastern Avenue, Richmond and Adelaide overpasses, Underpass Park is the most extensive park to be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first ever in Toronto.
With recreation space for children and adults, flexible community spaces, and public art, Underpass Park is a great asset for the West Don Lands, Corktown and Historic Distillery District, and the city.
Underpass Park is home to Mirage, a public art piece designed by award-winning Toronto artist and architect Paul Raff. It features 57 octagonal reflective stainless steel surfaces applied to the underside of the overpasses. With more than 50 overpass columns, colourful LED spotlights light the space in the evening, highlighting the park’s unique architecture and ensuring safety throughout the day.