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

Park Expansion

  • Fall 2020: Stakeholder engagement
  • 2020 to 2023: Site plan application process
  • Mid-2025: Construction starts
  • Late 2025: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

November 2023

An update to the project timeline is posted on this page. Construction for the park expansion is anticipated to start in mid-2025.

January 2023

The development project related to this project is undergoing a change in ownership which will impact the timeline for the park expansion work. An update to the project schedule for the park expansion will be provided on this page once the development agreements are finalized.

April 2022

The preferred design for the park expansion and replacement of the existing concrete wall is available in the Design section. The design will include a 27-metre concrete wall with mural artwork that will be determined through community engagement at a later date. The community engagement, artwork, and implementation of the mural will be led by StreetARToronto.

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 completed 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 2020

Park Expansion Stakeholder Meeting

On September 1, 2020, a virtual stakeholder meeting took place to collect feedback on park expansion. The feedback collected at this meeting will inform the materials and length of the new replacement wall along the new park boundary and the existing basketball court.

December  2019

Park Improvements Public Meeting

On December 4, 2019, a public meeting was facilitated by the Councillor to collect 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 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.

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Park Expansion: Preferred Design

The existing concrete wall in the park will be removed and replaced with:

  • A 27-metre concrete wall with mural artwork designed using community feedback
  • In some locations, a metal fence that matches the existing fence along the north and west sides of the park

The Preferred Wall Design for the park expansion, which will include removing the existing concrete wall and replacing with a 27 metre concrete wall on the north-east side of the park. The image indicates the elevation of the wall is 2.4 metres high, and that the existing fence will also be removed

Park Improvements: Final Design

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.

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, a wading pool and a children’s playground. The City is planning to improve and expand the existing park.

Park Improvements

Project Timeline

  • 2019 to 2020: Public engagement
  • January 2020: Development of the final plan
  • June 2021: Construction starts
  • Fall 2021: Construction complete

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

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.