Join our virtual pubic meeting on October 21, 2020, from 6:30 to 8 pm. At this meeting, we will present Concept Design options and members of the public will be invited to ask questions and provide feedback. Pre-register or join the meeting online.

The City is updating Ivan Forrest Garden‘s frontage along Queen Street East!

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2020 to Spring 2021: Design development and community consultation phase
  • Fall 2021: Construction phase

The timeline is subject to change.

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.

An aerial view of Ivan Forrest Gardens Park, showing the scope of the project. The project area is surrounded by a red square, label as Approximate Project Site Area. In a green box above the red box is the label Ivan Forrest Gardens. In a green box below the red box there is a label that says Queen Street East.
Approximate project site area.

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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.

Download the Ivan Forrest Visioning Survey Report.

Virtual Public Meeting

At this meeting, we will present Concept Design options for the project and invite members of the public to ask questions and provide feedback.

Arrive 15 minutes early to make sure all technology is working correctly.

Online Survey

An online survey will be launched following the public meeting to gather additional feedback on the concept design options. The Survey link will be posted on this webpage.