Review the most recent survey results for this project in the Project Updates section.

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

Project Timeline

  • Late Spring 2021: Community Engagement Survey 1, collect feedback on vision for new playground
  • Summer 2021: Design development
  • Winter 2021: Community Engagement Survey 2, collect feedback on multiple playground options
  • Spring 2022: Detailed design and hire construction team
  • Summer 2022: Begin construction
  • Fall 2022: Playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

Pinto Park Playground is located at the southeast corner of Finch Avenue East and Highway 404, west of Ernest Public School in North York.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • One play structure with:
    • One spiral slide
    • One straight slide
    • One spiral climbing frame (red)
    • Various climbing options
  • One play structure with:
    • One small slide
    • Play panels
    • A small bridge
  • One large monkey bar structure with climbing ropes and platforms
  • Sand under all play areas
  • One bench

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

  • A full playground redevelopment
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connection to the new playground. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.
  • Woodchip playground surfacing

The playground improvements will not include any new water or lighting features.

June 2021

Online Survey

Feedback on the community’s preferences for the playground enhancements was collected in an online survey from June 5 to June 20, 2021. The design team will use this feedback to develop multiple playground design options. The survey received a total of 112 responses, which included feedback from 413 individuals.

  • 46% of respondents would like to see more climbing features in the new playground
  • 41% of respondents would like to see a group swing in the new playground
  • 36% of respondents would like to see more individual swings in the new playground
  • 78% of survey respondents preferred a bright colour scheme for the new playground

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

Online Survey 2

Winter 2021

An online survey will be posted on this web page in the winter. The survey will ask for your feedback on the multiple playground design options that were developed using community feedback collected in the survey conducted in the spring.

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