Humber Bay Park offers a place for quiet refuge on Toronto’s waterfront. A Master Plan for Humber Bay Park was launched in January 2016 to:

  • guide future park revitalization
  • establish priorities
  • inform the budget and decision making relating to this important Waterfront Park.

As part of the Master Plan process, architectural improvements are also being considered within the context of the park. These two projects were intended to run at the same time and to inform one another as each is developed in more detail.

The Humber Bay Park Master Plan consultations were paused to allow the Architectural consultations to evolve further.

After the architectural consultation process has been completed, the results will be integrated into the Master Plan. The Master Plan is anticipated to be completed December 2017.

Feedback about the park and its use can be found here 2017 Online Survey Results Summary.

The Community Resource Group (CRG) is comprised of the following Member Groups:

  • Animal Alliance of Canada
  • Citizens Concerned about the Future of Etobicoke Waterfront
  • Cycle Toronto
  • Dog-Off-Leash Area Users
  • Franklin Horner Community Centre
  • Friends of Humber Bay Park
  • Humber Bay Shores Condo Association
  • Local Residents and Park/Trail users
  • Metro Marine modellers Association
  • Mimico Resident’s Association
  • Toronto Field Naturalists
  • Toronto Ornithological Club
  • Urban Fishing Ambassadors

Past Master Plan Consultations

February 2016

This meeting included the introduction of two key parts of the project, the Park Master Plan and the proposed Pavilion. The design team was introduced, the public consultation process was explained, and working table sessions gathered feedback from the public about the existing Humber Bay Park.

Materials from the meeting, and a meeting and feedback summary are available below for download.

April 2016

The Community Resource Group (CRG) reviewed and provided feedback on many aspects of the park as well as the text of the upcoming online survey. Meeting materials are available for download:

June 2016

City Staff and the area councillor (Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore) hosted a public information meeting to:

  • Review conceptual proposals for the Master Plan
  • Receive comments/input from the public
  • Discuss next steps.

City staff, together with the landscape architect for the project were in attendance to answer questions.

September 2016

The preliminary Master Plan was shared. This meeting was hosted in an Open House format with panels distributed around the room with subject matter experts at each panel.

The meeting was well attended by upwards of 125 attendees across two sessions. Many people commented that they were pleased with the direction of the plan and the concept of respecting the natural character and habitat of the park with enhancements to create key organizing features such as social gathering spaces, pond improvements and connections between the parks to create a trail loop and integrated park core. This is consistent with opinions expressed by the Master Plan CRG.

February 6, 2017

This meeting provided an update on Master Plan refinements with a focus on Humber Bay Park West and to gather CRG input on the proposed plan refinements.

Three highlights

  1. Plan refinements to the dog off-leash area including trails, access, parking.
  2. Plan refinements along the Humber Bay Park West Peninsula and Shoreline; including parking, trails and pathways, habitat.
  3. Plan refinements to the West Market Area and Entrance; including parking, trails and pathways, boat launches, market uses and habitat.

The meeting was well attended by CRG members with approximately five observers. Comments were accepted two weeks after the meeting.

Materials are available for download.

Past Architecture Consultations

ACRG Application and Selection Process

The Architectural Community Resource Group (ACRG) was selected through an open application process. Applications were available at the September 29, 2016 Open House and were posted online. The selection process was designed to include 15-20 people representing various interest groups and stakeholders in the Humber Bay Park area. A terms-of-reference specific to this group was shared to ensure the ACRG members understand their roles and responsibilities.

The ACRG represents the interests of the community, residents associations, businesses and park/trail users and provides input towards the development of a program and design features for the proposed building in Humber Bay Park East.

Member Groups

All applications from residents and group representatives were accepted, including those of the following local community groups:

  • Citizens Concerned for the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront
  • Friends of Humber Bay Park
  • Humber Bay Shores Condominium Association
  • Etobicoke Yacht Club
  • Mimico Cruising Club
  • Metro Marine Modellers
  • Toronto Ornithological Club
  • Urban Fishing Ambassadors
  • Animal Alliance
  • Franklin Horner Community Centre
  • Local residents

Humber Bay Park is a destination park on Toronto’s western waterfront that was created through lake-filling during the 1970s and early 1980s. The parkland is owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and operated by the City.

Over 43 hectares in size the park is defined by two separate large peninsulas, Humber Bay Park East and Humber Bay Park West, bisected by Mimico Creek. The park has been loved by the community for several decades and is now showing signs of wear, tear and deterioration.