Take an online survey to help inform the playground’s new design. The survey closes on August 14, 2020.

The City is improving Bristol Avenue Parkette West to increase accessibility, to ensure the playground is in good condition for users and to better serve the community!  The improvements will include a new playground and sandbox, a new multi-use trail, additional seating and a bottle filling station.

Project Timeline

  • August 2020: Design development and online community consultation
  • Fall 2020: Construction

This timeline is subject to change.

The City of Toronto is improving Bristol Avenue Parkette Playground as part of the State of Good Repair program. The redesigned playground and surrounding area will include:

  • A new playground on top of engineered wood fibre (to improve playground accessibility)
  • A sandbox
  • A new multi-use trail
  • Additional seating
  • A water bottle filling station

The final playground design will be developed through consultation with the community.

Survey

The City is collecting feedback on the proposed improvements, described below, through an online survey. The online survey closes on August 14, 2020.

Proposed Playground Options

The City has developed three design options for the playground equipment. Instead of sand, the new playground will sit on top of a woodchip-like surface, called Engineered Wood Fibre. This surface improves access to the playground for kids of all abilities. For example, this surface improves access for kids who use a wheelchair. A sandbox will be included in the new design, next to the playground.

All three playground options displayed are accessible. This means that kids of all abilities will be able to play on the new playground in various ways.

Option 1

A rendering of Design Option 1 for Bristol Avenue Park Playground, as described by the text following this image

Option 1 shows:

  • A fibre-reinforced concrete climbing structure with a web connection
  • A junior metal climbing structure
  • A junior slide
  • A swing set with two belt swings, a bucket swing and an accessible swing
Option 2

A rendering of Design Option 2 for Bristol Avenue Park Playground, as described by the text following this image

Option 2 shows:

  • A net climber to allow horizontal and vertical movement
  • A play panel and pull up bar
  • A disc swing for multiple children
  • A junior climbing structure with a slide
Option 3

A rendering of Design Option 3 for Bristol Avenue Park Playground, as described by the text following this image

Option 3 shows:

  • A net climber to allow horizontal and vertical movement
  • A play panel and pull up bar
  • A disc swing for multiple children
  • A spinning net climber
Additional Improvements

In addition to new playground equipment, improvements around the playground will include a new multi-use trail that will improve the accessibility of the playground, a sandbox, additional seating and a new water bottle filler.

An aerial view of additional proposed improvements to Bristol Avenue Park, as described by the text following this image
A birds-eye view of these proposed improvements.
  • A multi-use trail that cuts across the parkette from Bristol Ave to a laneway. The trail also wraps around the east, south and west sides of the playground, providing a high level of accessibility to the playground (in black).
  • A triangular sandbox on the west side of the playground (in yellow).
  • Additional benches to the east and west of the playground, facing the playground (in brown).
  • A water bottle filling station to the east of the playground, replacing the existing water fountain (light blue).
  • All existing lighting to remain.
  • Gates added on both ends of the trail.

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