Construction for the park improvements is complete! The park expansion project is ongoing.

The City is expanding Charles G. Williams Park and making improvements to the existing playground to better serve the community’s needs!

Charles G. Williams Park is a small park located at 75 Wabash Ave., near Lansdowne Avenue and Dundas Street West. The park features a mature tree canopy, a basketball court, wading pool and a children’s playground. The City is planning to improve and expand the existing park.

Park Improvements

Project Timeline

  • 2019/2020: Public consultation
  • January 2020: Development of the final plan
  • June 2021: Construction begins
  • Fall 2021: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

The Project Team consulted the community and local community groups on the design of the park improvements. The scope of work includes:

  • Upgrades to the existing playground
  • Converting the existing wading pool to a new splash pad
  • Upgrades to the existing basketball court
  • A new junior basketball court
  • A new bocce court
  • New accessible pathways
  • New site furnishings including a water bottle filling station, benches and trees

Park Expansion

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2020: Stakeholder consultation
  • 2020 to 2021: Site plan application process
  • Late 2023: Construction complete

Construction for this project is to be determined and pending site plan approval. The timeline is subject to change.

As part of the townhouse development at 41 Wabash Ave., the property developer is dedicating new land to further expand the eastern edge of the park. The expansion will be 1.5 metres wide and 77 metres long, for a total expansion of 115.7m2.

The existing concrete wall will be removed and replaced with a metal fence in some locations. This new fence will match the existing fence along the north and west sides of the park. A new 2.4-metre high barrier wall will replace the existing concrete wall next to the basketball court and will be extended on either end to reduce conflict between park users and the new residents at 41 Wabash Ave.

December 2021

Park Improvements Complete

Construction for the park improvements is complete and the park reopens. The park expansion project is ongoing and anticipated to be complete at the end of 2023. Improvements to the park include:

  • A new splash pad
  • An upgraded playground and sandbox
  • An upgraded basketball court
  • A new junior basketball play area
  • A refurbished chess table with seating
  • A new ping pong table and bocce court
  • A new water bottle filler
  • New benches
  • New trees and plantings
  • Accessible pathways

The drainage system throughout the park was improved with new catch basins and storm sewers.

September 1, 2020

Park Expansion Stakeholder Meeting

A virtual stakeholder meeting is taking place to gather feedback on park expansion. The feedback gathered from this meeting will inform the materials and length of the new replacement wall along the new park boundary and the existing basketball court.

December 4, 2019

Park Improvements Public Meeting

A public meeting was facilitated by the Councillor to gather feedback from the community on the design of the park improvements. MEP Design Inc. presented various playground options, water play features and park amenities. The meeting was well attended and the feedback informed the final concept design, which received positive feedback from the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park community group.

The final park improvement plan was circulated in January 2020:

The plan includes upgrades to the existing playground, the conversion of the existing wading pool to a new splash pad, a new junior basketball court, upgrades to the existing basketball court and a new bocce court. New accessible pathways, bench seating and new tree plantings are also included. While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Rajesh Sankat at 416-726-5264 or