Tree Replacement

Waterfront Toronto’s original vision of Queens Quay has mature trees as a defining feature.
Waterfront Toronto’s original vision of Queens Quay has mature trees as a defining feature.

Many residents have asked YQNA why so many trees have died or failed to thrive along Queens Quay, just three years after being planted. Our co-chair Wayne Christian researched the situation and reported to Waterfront Toronto (WT) that nearly half of the trees need to be replaced. Netami Stuart, the arborist in charge of this WT project, said at a recent YQNA meeting that planting will start in October, 2018. Click to see the details.

Save the trees!

The access ramps in our neighbourhood to the Gardiner will be redesigned. The circular ramp at York and Queens Quay is coming down and a new park will be created from the green space inside.  YQNA has saved this parkland from various proposed  developments — from sewage treatment plant to roadways for parking. Because of our long fight to keep this park on the Waterfront, we are taking stock of the many trees on the site. They are fully grown and some appear very healthy. It is our wish to get a green park that is not dominated by hard surfaces, and to keep as many trees as possible. Here is a beautiful maple tree, ready to shade the centre of our new green entryway to the Waterfront.