Aug 27, 2019
By Maria Madden
Federal Environment Minister Katherine was in Scarborough on Tuesday morning to announce the location of the future Rouge National Urban Park education and welcome centre, saying it will be ”amazing.”
The park, which is the largest urban park in North America, is home to 1,700 species of plants and animals, including 23 species at risk, with Minister McKenna emphasizing that with the threat posed by climate change increasing the time for education and conservation is now.
The future education and welcome centre, which will be built on the lands currently operated as the Zoo’s overflow parking lot 4, will be a learning and orientation facility where students, visitors, and residents can gather and learn about the Rouge’s incredible natural, cultural, agricultural, and Indigenous heritage, as well as about Parks Canada’s places across the country.
In addition, visitors will be able to access a new family friendly five-kilometre trail and two visitor areas as of September 23rd