A Public Information Meeting will be held on November 5, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Fort York Visitor Centre lobby. Find more information under Get Involved.

 

The City of Toronto is bringing the heart back into June Callwood Park.

Objectives

  • Introduce play elements for families to enjoy
  • Create an informal gathering space or hearth for people to meet
  • Re-introduce the voice of June Callwood back into the park through fun, whimsical design elements
  • Maintain the original design intent as much as possible
  • Address the surrounding context by creating a large, bold entrance into the park

The proposed enhancements include:

  • new accessible playground zones
    • Birch Tree Forest climber
    • 2 bay swing with a birds nest and a tot swing
    • supernova spinner
    • an urban boulder rock climber
  • a new entrance plaza off Gzowski Street
  • a new pavilion shade structure
  • anĀ informal seating area and gathering space
  • seat walls
  • tubular fencing and signage
  • benches

and more spaces for families to enjoy the park.

The scope of work for the June Callwood Revitalization is contained to the middle of the park.
An aerial view of the park, with a box showing the scope of work.
A proposed design of the park with each feature listed where they'd go
A proposed design for the park.

Background

June Callwood Park is located at 636 Fleet Street, north of Fleet Street and south of Fort York Boulevard. The 0.4 hectare park was dedicated in 2005 to honour June Callwood, an internationally acclaimed community activist, journalist, author and television host. She died in 2007. The Park was designed by Toronto based multi-disciplinary firm gh3 and was opened to the public in 2014.

Work is anticipated to start in 2019. Detailed schedule to follow.

Upcoming Consultations

Public Information Meeting

The City of Toronto is hosting this Public Information Meeting to present the preliminary concept plan, receive public input, discuss priorities for improvements as well as options and discuss next steps. Everyone is welcome to attend. ASL interpreters may be provided if available. Call 311 in advance to request an interpreter.