Review the most recent survey results in the Project Updates section. Many residents asked that the improved playground remain in the current location at the centre of the park. The City has investigated this option and will rebuild the playground in its current location.

The City is improving the playground in Eden Valley Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

  • Fall 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Fall 2022 to Spring 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Summer 2023: Construction starts
  • Winter 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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November 2022

Online Survey

From November 4 to November 25, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this page. The survey received a total of 219 responses. The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design.

Many respondents asked that the improved playground remain in the current location at the centre of the park. The City has investigated this option and will rebuild the playground in its current location. The final design will be available on this page in March 2023.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design C highest (41 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (31 per cent) and Playground Design B (29 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • Senior play structure for five to 12
    • Slides
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Play panels
    • Spinner toys
    • Stand-alone toys (e.g. rocking toys, teeter totters)
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • Senior play structure for five to 12
    • Slides
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 31 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
    • 30 per cent of respondents like seatwalls
    • 7 per cent of respondents like benches
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (77 per cent) over bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (61 per cent).
Playground Options

All three designs are accessible, have the same amount of play features and cost the same amount.

Playground Design A

A rendering of playground Design A for Eden Valley Park Playground improvements, looking to the east from the west. From the lower-left to the upper-right, a group swing, a swing set, senior play equipment, standalone rocking toys and junior play equipment.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One wheel panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Three slides
    • One spiral slide
    • Three climbing options
    • One sliding pole and arched bridge
    • Two play panels
  • One group swing
  • One rocking toy
  • One play panel
Playground Design B

A rendering of playground Design B for the Eden Valley Park Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower-left to the upper-right, it includes a group swing, a swing set, senior play equipment, junior play equipment, picnic tables and a group spinner toy.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One wheel panel
    • One drum panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two slides
    • Two climbing options
    • Monkey bars
    • Rings
  • One group swing
  • One stand-alone rocking toy
  • One group spinner toy
Playground Design C

A rendering of playground Design C for the Eden Valley Park Playground improvements, looking to the north from the south. From the lower-left to the upper-right, it includes junior play structure, senior play equipment, a group swing, and a swing set.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One slide
    • Two climbing options
    • Two play panels
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • One slide
    • Four climbing options
    • Monkey bars and climbing ropes
  • One group swing
  • One stand-alone spinner
  • One teeter-totter
  • One play panel

Eden Valley Park Playground is located at 6 Eden Valley Dr., near Islington Avenue and Eglinton Avenue West in Etobicoke.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • Four swings for ages two to five
  • A medium-sized slide
  • A see-saw
  • Two spring toys
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features, or improvements to other areas of the park.