Ancaster Creek seen from the Binkley Bridge on the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail, as it passes through Ancaster/Dundas. A built-up area surrounds this valley with high rises on Main Street West visible in the background, and Dundas neighbourhoods and University Plaza/Osler Drive nearby. Now imagine this same river valley being filled-in to create a huge parking lot for 2,000 cars. It would look something like this:
McMaster filled in a wetland for parking in 1969. This environmentally degraded legacy remains with us, but the vision of a restored wetland is very much alive.
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