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East York, Ontario, Canada: Elevated Wetland

Giant weird-looking pots on legs, filled with real trees growing in plastic dirt.

701 Don Mills Rd, East York, ON, Canada
From Hwy 404/Don Valley Pkwy exit onto northbound Don Mills Rd. Take first right onto small park road. You'll see the planters straight ahead.
Park road is gated at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Elevated Wetland

Three giant planters, visible from the highway. They look like contemporary pots for your patio, except each is the size of a small house.

[John Kirkpatrick, 09/10/2017]

Erected in 1999, sponsored by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association. The all-plastic pots are filled with recycled plastic "earth" in which plants grow. At first, polluted water from a nearby river was pumped into the pots by solar power, the water was filtered by the plants, then it spilled out of the spouts of the tilted pots much cleaner, supposedly. But that may not work any more.

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