The retaining wall that was originallyÂ to cost $250,000 is now complete and it’s a thing of beauty. The cost has probably risen considerably since the staging area had to be paved with rubble.
The new wall should protect theÂ homes along the edge of the east Humber for centuries. The large limestone blocksÂ in the wall will also provide a home for small animals such as mink.
The temporary bridge spanning the Humber that was used to access the far shore has been removed and the course of the river is back to where it was. All that remains is to restore and replant the staging area thenÂ upgradeÂ the Pan Am Path. This should be completedÂ once the sewage pipe upgrade and leash free zoneÂ have been completed, possibly by fall 2017.