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The W. R. Allen Park - probably not one of  the most permanent parks on the metro scene - is unofficially opened in a sunrise ceremony today; smack in the middle of the proposed Spadina (Allen) Expressway route at Lawrence Ave. A group from the Stop Spadina - Save Our City organization arrived with spades to plant a group of young trees across the right of way; and then cheer when Alderman William Kilbourn cut a red ribbon and declared park open. The project coincided with Earth Day; a demonstration by groups trying to save the enviornment. Open in full size

The W. R. Allen Park - probably not one of the most permanent parks on the metro scene - is unofficially opened in a sunrise ceremony today; smack in the middle of the proposed Spadina (Allen) Expressway route at Lawrence Ave. A group from the Stop Spadina - Save Our City organization arrived with spades to plant a group of young trees across the right of way; and then cheer when Alderman William Kilbourn cut a red ribbon and declared park open. The project coincided with Earth Day; a demonstration by groups trying to save the enviornment.

Picture, 1970, English

The W. R. Allen Park - probably not one of the most permanent parks on the metro scene - is unofficially opened in a sunrise ceremony today; smack in the middle of the proposed Spadina (Allen) Expressway route at Lawrence Ave. A group from the Stop Spadina - Save Our City organization arrived with spades to plant a group of young trees across the right of way; and then cheer when Alderman William Kilbourn cut a red ribbon and declared park open. The project coincided with Earth Day; a demonstration by groups trying to save the enviornment.

Picture, 1970, English

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Streets and Expressways - Spadina - Miscellaneous

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0115159f