I think the park definitely needs some dense forest, to add variety to the landscape. Im not calling for the entire thing to be planted, just certain areas. There seemed to already be some thick tree-growth in the photo labeled "wild landscapes". maybe that could be expanded. In addition, I think Toronto would be best served by converting the blight that is the Islands Airport into a vast (200 acre) park.
The type of trees rooting in the "wild landscape" areas are not the oaks and maples we Torontonians are accustomed to so I doubt they'd be satisfactory for those wanted a forested area.
Commisioners Park, a 100 acre re-development of brownfields and industrial uses, (not a sensitive, pre-existing naturalized area home to hundreds of thousands of migrating birds) will be a forested, landscape area with sitelines competing with Central Park in NYC
How many of you have actually been in Tommy Thompson Park or Cherry Beach?