The Eastview Park Pavilion project cannot proceed at this time. Check the Project Updates section for more information.

The City and Native Child and Family Services of Toronto were working together to create a new permanent multi-purpose shade pavilion in Eastview Park to provide a space for Indigenous families to safely participate in year-round outdoor activities while also welcoming the public.

September 2022

Due to rising construction costs the project will not proceed at this time.

In 2021, Native Child and Family Services Toronto (NCFST) secured a federal grant for the design and construction of the pavilion. NCFST planned to design and build the pavilion using the federal grant funds then transfer ownership to the City, who would be responsible for ongoing maintenance. Construction costs have increased significantly since the federal grant was secured. Efforts to secure additional funds were unsuccessful. As available funding no longer covers project costs, the project cannot proceed at this time.

May 2022

Virtual Office Hours

On May 5, 2022, members of the community were able to attend a virtual office hour from 1 to 2 p.m. to ask the project team questions about the project.

April 2022

Project Information Video

Watch the video for an explanation of the proposed pavilion design and examples of how the pavilion will provide a space for Indigenous families to safely participate in year-round outdoor activities while also welcoming the public.

The video allows for automatic closed captioning in various languages.

March 2022

The proposed design for the pavilion was developed and a site visit was held with the design team at Eastview Park.

Eastview Park is located near Coronation Drive and Poplar Road in Scarborough. The proposed pavilion will be located at the north end of the park, near Coronation Drive.

The proposed pavilion will honour Indigenous placemaking in the city with the goal of creating a welcoming, educational and culturally responsive community space that supports mental health, the strengthening of intergenerational bonds, decreasing parental stress, encouraging social interaction and physical exercise, increasing cultural connection, and building a sense of belonging.

The pavilion is proposed to include:

  • A floating faceted canopy, clad with metal and wood, that evokes the movement of smoke from a sacred fire.
  • Two large concrete structures with supports for the roof. They may also provide storage space. Additional columns near the four corners also provide support to the roof.
  • A circular seating area under the main area of the roof.
  • Additional amenities to support Indigenous programming and public use.

Native Family and Child Services of Toronto has hired Two Row Architect, an Indigenous-owned and operated firm based at Six Nations, to design and manage this project, in collaboration with the City.