Review the most recent survey results in the Project Updates section.

The City is improving the playground in Leyton Tot Lot. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

  • May to July 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • August to December 2022: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Summer 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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June 2022

Online Survey

From May 29 to June 6, 2022, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, outreach to nearby schools, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this web page. The survey received a total of 149 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in fall, 2022.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design A highest (54 per cent) followed by Playground Design C (28 per cent) and Playground Design B (19 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the five most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • junior play structure for ages two to five
    • group/accessible swing
    • large slide
    • toddler swings
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • stand-alone toys (e.g., spring toys, spinning toys, talk tubes, etc.)
    • play panels
    • small slide
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing structures
    • stand-alone toys (e.g., spring toys, spinning toys, talk tubes, etc.)
    • group/accessible swing
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 82 per cent of respondents like benches
    • 69 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (61 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (23 per cent).
  • The preferred ground cover for the playground is wood chips (53 per cent).
Playground Options

All three designs are accessible, have the same amount of play features and cost the same amount.

Playground Design A

Playground Design A for the Leyton Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower right to the upper left, it includes a large, combined junior and senior play structure, talk tube, spring toy, play panels, two belt swings, one tot swing, and one accessible swing.

Design A includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • two belt swings
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one ‘train’ slide
    • one curvy slide
    • one car climber
    • one wheel panel
    • monkey bars
  • One spring toy
  • Two play panels
  • One talking tube
Playground Design B

Playground Design B for the Leyton Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower right to the upper left, it includes a combined junior and senior climbing structure, play panel, spring toy, spinner toy, one belt swing, one tot swing, and one accessible basket swing.

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • one belt swing
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible basket swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one double slide
    • one small slide
    • one curvy slide
    • four climbing options
    • one play panel
  • One play panel
  • One spring toy
  • One spinner toy
Playground Design C

Playground Design C for the Leyton Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the south from the north. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a combined junior and senior climbing structure, two spring toys, and one accessible basket swing.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
    • One accessible basket swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One small slide
    • One large slide
    • Monkey bars
    • One play panel
    • One crawl tube
    • Three climbing options
  • One small climbing structure
  • Two spring toys

Leyton Tot Lot Playground is located at Prairie Drive and Leyton Avenue in the northwest corner of the park.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Four swings for ages two to five
    • Four swings for ages five and up
  • A medium-sized slide
  • A teeter-totter
  • Sand under all play areas.

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two to five
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting the playground to Prairie Drive. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.