What’s your vision for Market Lane Park? Share your thoughts and ideas at a virtual workshop on June 29, 2021. Register now for one of the three available sessions.

The City is planning improvements to Market Lane Park and will be collecting feedback from the local community, stakeholders, and Indigenous communities to ensure the new park design meets the needs of the community.

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2020/2021: Hiring a design team
  • Spring 2021 to Early Winter 2022: Community engagement
  • Winter to Spring 2022: Design development and contract documents for tender
  • Summer 2022: Hiring a construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction finishes

The timeline is subject to change.

Market Lane Park is located at 149 King St. E, adjacent to the new North St. Lawrence Market building (currently under construction) in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. The park is part of a network of public spaces being improved in the growing St. Lawrence Market community which has a deep cultural history and is in an area with archeological significance.

The goal of the project is to design and implement park improvements that achieve design excellence, quality of place-making, and attention to detail while enhancing the heritage neighbourhood character through sustainable design the meets the needs of the community. The park design will address the following key elements:

  • Indigenous place-making/place-keeping
  • New seating and gathering areas
  • Preservation of existing trees
  • Reimaging the existing fountains with a new water feature
  • Upgraded lighting and site lines to improve safety
  • Improved accessibility
  • Integrating the existing public art feature ‘Return of the Magri-Stechhi’
  • Flexible programmable space directly connected to the new North St. Lawrence Market
  • Pedestrian connectivity from King Street to Front Street

The project team will be engaging the local community, community groups, stakeholders and Indigenous communities throughout the design process.

Virtual Workshop

  • June 29, 2021
  • Three sessions:
    • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • 4 to 5:30 p.m.
    • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Register

What’s your vision for Market Lane Park? The project team is hosting two virtual workshop sessions to understand how the park is currently used and to learn more about community perspectives and priorities. Feedback from these workshops will help to identify key opportunities for the park improvements.

An online survey will also be launched on this webpage on the day of the workshop to collect further community feedback.

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