The City is planning improvements to Lucy Tot Lot as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating, and pathways to increase accessibility!

  • Spring 2022: Design and community engagement (online survey)
  • Summer 2022: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Summer 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

June 2022

Final Design

Respondents from the survey in May 2022 preferred Option B (50 per cent) with no significant colour preference. The original Option B design has been modified to incorporate community feedback to add a swing bay of a toddler swing and an accessible swing. In order to add a swing bay, stand-alone toys, the teeter totter and small climber from the original design have been removed.

Final concept of the play equipment for the Lucy Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the northwest from the southeast. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a play panel, a spring toy, a junior play structure and a swing bay with one toddler swing and one accessible swing.

The final equipment concept design includes:

  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • three climbing options
    • one double slide
    • one curvy slide
    • one play panel
  • A swingset with:
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One play panel

May 2022

Online Survey

From April 25 to May 23, 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 page. The survey received a total of 128 responses.

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

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design B highest (50 per cent) followed by Playground Design C (27 per cent) and Playground Design A (23 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • climbing structure
    • junior play structure for ages two to five
    • group/accessible swing
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • play panels
    • stand-up spinner toys
    • stand-alone toys
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • climbing structure feature
    • group/accessible swing
    • toddler swings
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (45 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (42 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 Lucy Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the northwest from the southeast. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a junior play structure, a stand-up spinner toy, three play panels and a saucer swing.

Design A includes:

  • A saucer swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one single slide
    • sand scoop panel
    • play counter
    • rock climb
  • Three play panels
  • One stand-up spinner toy
Playground Design B

A for the Lucy Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the northwest from the southeast. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes a play panel, a spring toy, a junior play structure, a stand-up spinner toy, a climbing structure and a teeter totter.

Design B includes:

  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • three climbing options
    • one double slide
    • one curvy climbing pole
    • one wheel panel
  • One teeter totter
  • One spring toy
  • One play panel
  • One climbing structure
  • One stand-up spinner toy
Playground Design C

Playground Design A for the Lucy Tot Lot Playground improvements, looking to the southeast from the northwest. From the lower left to the upper right, it includes two talk tubes, a swingset, an airplane motion toy and a junior play structure.

Design C includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • one toddler swing
    • one accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • one double slide
    • three climbing options
    • one curvy climbing pole
    • one slotted panel
  • One airplane motion toy
  • One snail toy
  • Two talk tubes

January 2021

Survey

The City conducted an online survey to gather feedback from the community on their preferences for the playground improvements. The survey was available to complete from January 5 to January 31, 2021.

Download the survey feedback summary.

Lucy Tot Lot is a small playground located at 2 Sneath Ave., near Victoria Park and Danforth Avenue in Scarborough. The current playground includes a climbing structure with a small slide, a separate structure with monkey bars and a park bench. The playground will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • New playground equipment
  • New accessibility ramps
  • New play surfacing
  • Upgraded seating

The final playground design will be developed through consultation with the community.

An aerial overview of the Lucy Tot Lot site, indicated by a red border. The playground is located at 2 Sneath Avenue near Danforth and Emmott Avenue.

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