The City is planning improvements to Moss Park’s recreational facilities – including the John Innes Community Recreation Centre, the arena and the park – to better serve the entire community.  Based on a shared community vision, all three of the recreational facilities will be designed in an integrated way to achieve design excellence and to better serve a growing neighbourhood.

Project Timeline

  • Spring to Winter 2020: Procurement of architect and landscape architect design services and public engagement consultant
  • Fall 2020 to Fall 2021: Public consultation and concept designs
  • Fall 2021 to Fall 2022: Detail designed and approvals
  • Spring 2023: Procurement of construction services
  • Summer 2023 to Fall 2026: Community recreation centre construction
  • Spring 2024 to Fall 2026: Park construction

This timeline is subject to change.

Previous Public Consultations: More Moss Park

The initial re-imagining of Moss Park began in 2015 as a partnership between the City of Toronto, The 519 and a philanthropic partner. As part of this work, extensive community consultations and a feasibility study were completed to design a revitalized Moss Park to better serve the community. However, after extensive analysis, the partnership came to the conclusion that the project, as envisioned, was not feasible at that time and would not move forward in its current form. However, key takeaways from the More Moss Park consultation process will be carried forward to inform this new round of work.

Renewed Revitalization of Moss Park

The City is moving forward with the Moss Park Revitalization Project to reflect the recommendations of the Council-approved Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.

The project will include:

  • Replacement of the 70-year old John Innes Community Recreation Centre (CRC) with both gym and aquatics facilities
  • Moss Park Arena façade improvements
  • Park revitalization design and implementation

The revitalization of Moss Park will provide an opportunity to take a holistic approach to the revitalization of the park and Community Recreation Centre, which will lead to better design outcomes for the community, with the goal of creating safe and accessible spaces for all, including the most vulnerable members of the community.

While the current project will build on the valuable feedback collected in the previous More Moss Park consultations, the local community will continue to play an active role in shaping the future of Moss Park.

City staff will continue to engage community members to confirm the findings of previous consultations and ensure the new community recreation centre and park revitalization designs meet community needs. Based on the current project schedule, the opportunity for public consultation will begin in the fall of 2020. Details will be posted when they become available.