We want to hear from you! Concept Design Options for the streetscape improvements were presented at a public meeting on October 21, 2020, and we have launched an online survey to gather more feedback on the designs! The survey is open until November 6, 2020.
Summer 2020 to Spring 2021: Design development and community consultation phase
Fall 2021: Construction phase
The timeline is subject to change.
About the Project
The aim of this project is to revitalize the park’s frontage along Queen Street East. Improvements will primarily include upgrades to the park entrances, pathways, seating areas and planting beds in the streetscape on the southern edge of the park.
The full scope of improvements will be determined through the consultation and design development process in response to budget and site constraints, as well as functional requirements for both the park and right-of-way.
October 21, 2020
A Virtual Public Meeting was held to present Concept Design options for the streetscape improvements and gather feedback from the public. The meeting presentation will be posted here soon. The concept design options and descriptions are shown below.
Common features of both concepts:
Designed to meet Toronto’s Accessibility Design Guidelines
Preserving all existing trees
Maintaining a secondary east-west pathway
Seating/ gathering areas with new seating that provides a variety of view options
Improvements to increase the presence of park entrances
Planting to frame park entrances and seating/ gathering areas (i.e. small flowering deciduous trees, flowering shrubs, flowering perennials, ornamental grasses)
Condensing site furniture at the bus stop
Drinking fountain upgrades
New electrical power source for events
Concept Design Focus:
Maintaining green space
Improvements related to more passive use of space
Seating area along the secondary pathway
Seating: Cluster seating with tables, backed and backless benchtops on concrete seatwall, stand-alone bench
Lighting: a similar style of light standard to the existing pathway lights elsewhere in the park
New bottle filler/drinking fountain in the current location
Concept Design Focus:
Creating a space with potential for small organized events
Incorporating paving and furnishings that complement the streetscapes of nearby parks/parkettes
Widened secondary pathway
Plaza connecting secondary pathway to the street sidewalk
Paving: specialty permeable pavers
Seating: backed and backless benches
Lighting: more of the modern style of light standard to differentiate streetscape from the park
New bottle filler/drinking fountain location within the proposed plaza area
Bollards and P-gates at entrances to help prevent vehicles from entering the park
July 30, 2020, to August 18, 2020
An online survey was launched to collect feedback about the community’s vision and hopes for the project. In total, the survey received 306 responses.
An online survey will gather additional feedback on the concept design options.
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