Nestled in the heart of the Toronto Beaches area, Kew Gardens is the hub of community life.
Kew Gardens hosts baseball games, summer camps, concerts, picnics and so much more. It is a very busy area providing a welcoming green space and easy access to some of the most popular beaches enjoyed by all.
The community is motivated to keep their neighbourhood green and eco-friendly, so it is only appropriate that Ecoraster’s permeable paving solutions were chosen as an asphalt alternative for a heavy-duty access lane in the park.
The installation of Ecoraster sustainable paving will also help provide additional drainage, helping to control the wet environment often found near the lake. Ecoraster E50 was installed on top of a porous paver panel base which will capture rainfall for on-site stormwater management, holding it below the surface until it can either percolate into the ground or evaporate.
The Ecoraster access lane can support heavy maintenance vehicles, ensuring the surface remains level, stable, safe and fully accessible.
Ecoraster’s permeable paving systems are guaranteed for 20 years and is winter-friendly, so it will not be adversely affected by the cold temperatures and the freeze-thaw cycle which is commonly found in Ontario.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Installed: July 2017
Product: Ecoraster E50 grassed access lane