Construction for the new park improvements will start on August 15, 2022 and is expected to be complete in November 2022 (weather permitting).

The City is improving Mallow Park and is engaging the community to determine enhancements that will meet the needs of all park users!

Project Timeline

  • Early Winter 2021: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Summer 2021: Hiring a design consultant
  • Fall 2021: Design and community engagement
  • Summer 2022: Design finalized and hiring a construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Late Fall to Winter 2022: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

March 11 to March 27, 2022

Online Survey

Take the online survey to share your feedback on the new design. The design team will use the community feedback to refine the design and prepare the drawings and documents for construction.

The results of the survey will be posted on this page.

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Suzanne Hajdu at 416-392-3930 or Suzanne.Hajdu@toronto.ca.

March 2022

Online Survey

Input on the final design was collected in an online survey from March 11 to March 27, 2022. 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 103 responses, which included feedback from 229 participants of various ages.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design, budget-dependent. The final design will be available on this page in June 2022.

Respondents shared feedback on other park improvements outside of the scope, budget availability and feasibility for this small park, including a splash pad, additional trees and seating under the large trees. This feedback has been documented should there be future improvement opportunities in this park or nearby parks (pending funding availability). The existing mature trees and hill (with minor alternation) in the park will remain as-is.

Key Feedback Highlights

  • When asked overall, how satisfied respondents were with the proposed design for the new park improvements:
    • 24 per cent of respondents were very satisfied with the proposed design
    • 46 per cent of respondents were somewhat satisfied with the proposed design
    • 20 per cent of respondents were not satisfied with the proposed design
    • 1 per cent of respondents were not sure about the proposed design
  • Respondents felt the following way about the features shown in the proposed design:
    • 58 per cent felt the shade structure was the right size
    • 62 per cent felt the open lawn area was the right size
    • 52 per cent felt there was the right amount of fitness equipment
    • 49 per cent felt there was the right amount of seating
    • 55 per cent felt there was the right amount of trees and plants 45 per cent strongly liked the addition of the extra swing
    • 37 per cent agree to the pathway layout
    • 36 per cent agree to the location of the shade structure
    • 33 per cent agreed to the location of the fitness equipment
    • 35 per cent strongly agreed to the location of water bottle/filler fountain
    • 35 per cent strongly agreed to the new location and reshaping of the existing small hill

March 2021

Online Survey

Input on the proposed design options was collected in an online survey from March 5 to March 28, 2021. Additional feedback was collected from local stakeholders from May 25 to June 4.

The survey received a total of 392 responses, which included feedback from 856 individuals.

  • 82 per cent of respondents were either satisfied or very satisfied with the proposed improvements
  • 73 per cent of respondents like the new tree planting
  • 72 per cent liked the shade structure with seating
  • 64 per cent of respondents liked the pollinator garden
  • 64 per cent of respondents liked the water station (drinking fountain, bottle filler and dog bowl)

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

The City has worked closely with the local Councillor and community to create a new proposed design for the park. The improvements were identified as per funding availability and include:

  • A shade structure with accessible benches and picnic tables
  • A new small playground area with engineered wood fiber safety surfacing and ramp for a new basket swing to accommodate increased need for more accessible play
  • New outdoor fitness equipment with engineered wood fiber safety surfacing and an accessible ramp. Proposed equipment includes double pull-up bars, triple pushup bars and a long bench.
  • Planting beds with a mix of perennials and shrubs
  • Asphalt pathway connecting the playground area, new park expansion area, and the eastern park entrance. Includes minor reconfigurations to existing pathway by the new shade shelter
  • Relocation of the water bottle filler (from the new park addition) to a new small seating area with benches and a planting bed located at the intersection of the new pathway
  • Reshaping of the existing hill (still to be used as an informal tobogganing area and will not affect height)
  • New tree planting to provide visual screening, greenery and shade
  • Additional seating areas

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Suzanne Hajdu at 416-392-3930.

Preferred design for Mallow Park Improvements showing elements as supported by local community which consists of a small shelter, additional basket swing, fitness equipment, accessible pathway, shrub and perennial planting, additional seating areas, reshaping of small hill, tree planting and relocation of water bottle filler.

 

Mallow Park is a small park located at 15 Mallow Rd. near Don Mills Rod and Lawrence Avenue East in North York. The park features a small children’s playground, a variety of seating areas, and an accessible pathway to the playground.

The City is working with the local Councillor and the community to determine the scope of work for the park improvements. The park improvements may include:

  • Outdoor fitness equipment for older adults
  • New seating areas
  • A splash pad with in-ground jets
  • A shade structure with seating
  • A pollinator garden
  • A bottle filler station
  • New light poles

Mallow Park Today

The following images are of the children’s playground, asphalt pathways and the seating options currently at Mallow Park. The newly installed playground will remain as is and will not be further upgraded through this project.