We’re making improvements at Highview Park to make it more fun and accessible!

During construction, there will be occasional closures to sections of the main pedestrian path through the park between Preston/Malta Street and Highview Avenue. A section of the pathway leading from Preston/Malta Street to the back of Birch Cliff Heights Public School will also be partially closed. Pedestrian Detour routes will be implemented during those times.


Project Timeline

  • December 2019: construction start
  • Early fall 2020: construction completion

Dates are subject to change and are weather permitting.

Improvements include:

  • Toronto’s first accessible baseball diamond
  • a new playground
  • washroom building upgrades
  • north parking lot upgrades
  • stormwater management infrastructure
  • seating and shade structure
  • pathway improvements and landscaping

Download a plan of all improvements, including their location within Highview Park.

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 Stephen O’Bright at 416-392-1929 or Stephen.OBright@toronto.ca.

September 2020

  • Rubber surfacing has been installed at the accessible baseball diamond, and installation is underway at the playground.
  • A concrete sidewalk has been installed between the north parking lot and the main park pathway.
  • New benches and picnic tables have been installed.
  • Interior painting is underway in the washroom/changeroom building.
  • The project site remains closed for any public access.

August 2020

  • Asphalt base has been poured for the accessible baseball diamond, in preparation for rubber surfacing.
  • The digital scoreboard for the existing baseball diamond has been installed.
  • The shade structure and drinking fountain have been installed adjacent to the playground.
  • The washroom/changeroom building exterior masonry wall repairs are complete, windows have been installed. Interior improvements and electrical works are underway.
  • General site grading is ongoing.
  • The project site remains closed for any public access.

July 2020

  • Play equipment has been installed in the playground. The concrete seatwall, curb and paving for the shade structure have also been installed.
  • Dugout posts, sportsfield light poles, and the concrete curb around the edge of the field and have been installed at the accessible baseball diamond
  • In the washroom/changeroom building, interior block wall construction and plumbing works are continuing, and the rehabilitation of one of the exterior walls is underway.

June 2020

  • Earthworks for the playground and accessible baseball diamond areas have been completed.
  • Fence construction is underway for the accessible baseball diamond.
  • The new extended soccer field fence has been built.
  • The new outfield fence and warning track have been installed in the existing baseball field.
  • New plumbing and concrete slab flooring have been installed in the washroom/change room building. Interior block wall construction is underway.

 

May 2020
  • Site Construction activities have resumed.
  • Primary Stormwater management infrastructure has been installed to accommodate secondary drain tile systems.
  • A new water service line has been installed for the new water fountain and sand play area jug filler.
  • Earthworks for the playground and accessible baseball diamond areas are currently underway.
  • The interior of the washroom/change room building has been demolished and the installation of the new renovations will be commencing soon.

 

March 2020

  • Accessible baseball diamond and soccer field backstop fence posts have been installed
  • Renovation of the washroom building is underway

February 2020

  • Sewer works for stormwater management infrastructure has begun and will continue through the winter when weather permits.
  • Sportsfield fence installation is scheduled to begin in early February.
  • Renovation of the Washroom Building is scheduled to begin by mid-February.

December 2019

Construction has started. More details will be provided as work progresses.

February 21, 2018

A public meeting was held at Birch Cliff Heights Public School. At the public meeting, community members were presented with a preliminary concept plan and playground equipment options. Feedback was considered in the development of the detailed design.