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New Toronto park closed to the public for the summer

Widely held as one of the nicest additions to Toronto's park system in years, Corktown Common will soon become a no-play zone for city residents. The park will be closed as of June 1 in preparation for the Pan Am Games, which plans to include the area as part of the athletes' village.

Although the Games run between July 10-26 (followed by the Parapan Am Games August 7-15), the closure of the park to the public will stretch all the way until September 30. That's quite the bummer for local residents who will soon be treated to crews installing a large fence around the park to keep them out, but at least it's temporary.

One suspects that more than a few Corktown residents will be happy to see the Pan Am Games go, as their neighbourhood is also going to be subject to a host of road closures and security measures when the athletes arrive.


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