The City is improving the playground in Huron – Washington Parkette. 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

  • October 2021: Community Engagement Survey 1, collect feedback on the vision for the new playground
  • December 2021: Community Engagement Survey 2, collect feedback on the playground design options
  • Spring 2022: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Summer 2022: Construction starts
  • Fall 2022: Playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Huron – Washington Parkette is located at 420 Huron St., south of the new University of Toronto Schools (UTS) building addition (to be completed in early 2022). After the completion of the new UTS building, an area of the parkette will be redesigned to include a small playground.

The original playground in the parkette was removed in 2019 to accommodate the construction of the UTS building addition. A temporary playground was installed at the southwest corner of Huron Street and Washington Avenue and will be removed once the new playground is installed in 2022.

The original playground included:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Four swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • Two play structures with slides
  • Two climbing structures
  • One balance beam
  • Two stand-alone spring toys
  • One play panel

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

  • Playground equipment for ages two to twelve
  • 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.
  • Seating
  • Lighting

Improvements will only be made in the playground area and will not include improvements to other areas of the parkette.

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 Tonya Crawford at 416-624-0318 or Tonya.Crawford@toronto.ca.

An aerial image of Huron-Washington Parkette Playground. The original playground location is shown in yellow at the north side of the site. The new playground location is shown in green just south of the original location. The temporary location is shown in blue on the other side of Washington Avenue, to the south.

Online Survey 1

October 2021

An online survey will be posted on this web page in October. The survey will ask for your feedback and preferences on what should be included in the new playground. The design team will use the community feedback collected in this survey to develop playground concept designs.

The results from this survey will be posted on this web page.

Online Survey 2

Early 2022

An online survey will be posted on this web page in early 2022. The survey will ask for your feedback on playground concept designs that were developed using community feedback collected in the survey conducted in October 2021.

The results from this survey will be posted on this web page.