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Rouge National Urban Park

Province of Ontario renews commitment to transfer lands for Rouge National Urban Park

© Parks Canada / Scott Munn

The Government of Canada is celebrating another milestone in the establishment of Rouge National Urban Park thanks to the Province of Ontario’s renewed commitment to transfer its lands for the completion of Canada’s first national urban park in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

On June 18, 2016, the Ontario government reaffirmed its commitment to transfer an estimated 6.5 km2 (1,600 acres) of land to Parks Canada as well as relinquish reversionary rights to approximately 15 km2 (3,700 acres) of additional lands that were originally purchased by Ontario and subsequently transferred to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

This announcement now means that land assembly for Canada’s first national urban park is nearing completion, fulfilling the dream of a park from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine.