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!

  • Fall 2022: Community engagement to develop a playground design
  • Winter 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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November 2021

An online survey was opened on October 20, 2021, to gather feedback from the community on preferences for the new playground features and design. During the online survey period, multiple community members requested that the proposed playground area be enlarged to include more play features, and that the temporary playground located south of Washington Avenue remain in place (refer to the image in the About the Project section for an overview of these locations). There were 15 responses to the online survey, which will be summarized and posted to this page.

The survey was closed early and based on the feedback received from the community, the size and location of the proposed playground is currently under review. Huron-Washington Parkette is owned by the University of Toronto School, who lease the land to the City for the purpose of a public parkette. During the design process, the City will explore opportunities to improve the playground area based on feedback received from the community. Once the playground options are developed, a public meeting will take place and a new survey will be posted in early 2022 to share and collect feedback on these playground options.

The temporary playground is property of the University of Toronto School and will not remain in place once the new playground is installed.

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). The playground is located on land that is leased to the City by the University of Toronto. 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
  • 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.

The temporary playground is owned by University of Toronto School and will not remain in place after the new playground is built.