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

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2021: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Winter 2022: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring/Summer 2022: Construction starts
  • Summer 2022: Playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change

Florence Gell Park Playground is located at 85 Varsity Rd. in Etobicoke York. The Park features a splash pad and a children’s playground.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Four belt swings
    • Two bucket swings
  • A junior climbing structure with one small slide
  • A senior climbing structure with two slides
  • Sand under all play areas

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

  • A full playground redevelopment including accessible play equipment
  • An accessible pathway connecting to the new playground area
  • Woodchip playground surfacing
  • An elevated wood sandbox

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.

November 24 to December 8, 2021

Online Survey

The survey asked the community for feedback and preferences on multiple playground options. This feedback will be used to develop a single playground design, which will be presented to the community for additional feedback.

Download the survey summary.

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