The City is working with the local Councillor and the community to develop a park improvement plan for June Callwood Park.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2020: Preparation of final plans for construction
  • Winter 2020 to Spring 2021: Construction begins
  • Fall 2021: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

Background

June Callwood Park is a 0.4-hectare park located at 636 Fleet Street, south of Fort York Boulevard. In 2005, the park was dedicated to June Callwood in honour of her internationally acclaimed community activism and career as a journalist, author and television host.

The park was designed by the Toronto based multi-disciplinary firm gh3 and opened to the public in 2014.

Objectives

The park implementation plan was developed through consultation with the community and the local Councillor. As a result of feedback from local residents, numerous additions have been included. The plan reflects the recommended scope of work for the critical improvements across the entire park.

The project will include the following improvements:

  • Installation of new park entry signs
  • Removing the existing hedge maze to make room for:
    • New playground equipment
    • New north-south access routes and pathways
    • Improved sight-lines through the park
  • 3 to 5 new playground equipment features suited for a diverse age range
  • All gravel surfacing will be replaced with a porous rubberized surface or new planting beds
  • Upgrades to the treatment around the existing utility enclosure with new fencing
  • New benches and a seating wall
  • Improved park lighting features
  • Replacing the granite paving with new concrete sidewalks at Fleet Street and Fort York Boulevard street frontages
  • Replacing dead or missing trees throughout the park

As a result of feedback from local residents, numerous additions have been included in the proposed park improvement plan. The Project Team will continue to work with the local community on several other upcoming park projects, including Ordnance Park, South Stanley Park (at the north landing of Garrison Crossing), and The Gore (both east and west of Fort York Blvd).

New opportunities for off-leash areas and incorporating children’s play and other recreational components will be considered.

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
Proposed design of the park.

August 2020

Download the Park Implementation Plan.

November 5, 2019

Public Meeting

This meeting presented the community with preliminary conceptual options for the June Callwood Park improvements. The feedback gathered at this meeting informed the final concept design and the detail design for the construction documentation phase of the project.

Download the Presentation Panels.

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