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

  • Fall 2022: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Winter 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Spring/Early Summer 2023: Construction starts
  • Late Summer/Early Fall 2023: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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October 2022

Online Survey

From September 19 to October 5, 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 75 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine a final design. The final design will be available on this page in winter 2023

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design C highest (35 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (34 per cent) and Playground Design B (31 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Senior Play structure for ages 6 to 12
    • Climbing structures
    • The junior play structure for ages 2 to 5
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Stand-up spinner toys
    • Play panels
    • Stand-alone toys (e.g. sit-down spinner toy, double spring toy, see-saw))
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • The senior play structure for ages 5 to 12
    • Belt swings
  • The preferred colour scheme for the new playground was bright colours, like yellow, orange, and purple (53 per cent) over earthy colours like green, brown, and grey (36 per cent).
Playground Options

All three designs are accessible, have the same amount of play features and cost the same amount.

Playground Design A

A rendering of playground Design A for the Primula Park Playground improvements, , it includes a swing set, One combined junior/senior play structure for ages 2 to 12, One senior climbing structure for ages 5 to 12, and One double spring toy with space for 2 children, with features as described below.

Design A includes:

  • A swing set with:
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One combined junior/senior play structure for ages two to 12 with:
    • One wavy slide
    • One double-curved slide
    • One straight slide
    • Three climbing options
    • Four different panels, two at ground level and two above
  • One senior climbing structure for ages five to 12
  • One double spring toy with space for two children
Playground Design B

A rendering of playground Design B for the Primula Park Playground improvements, it includes a swing set, one combined senior/junior play structure for ages 2 to 12, one group disc swing for ages 5 to 12, One individual sit-down spinner toy, one accessible group spring see-saw, and one free-standing play panel set for sensory play

Design B includes:

  • A swingset with:
    • One toddler swing
    • One accessible swing
  • One combined senior/junior play structure for ages two to 12 with:
    • Two curved slides of varying height
    • Four climbing options
    • Four play panels
  • One group disc swing for ages five to 12
  • One individual sit-down spinner toy
  • One accessible group spring see-saw
  • One free-standing play panel set for sensory play
Playground Design C

A rendering of playground Design C for the Primula Park Playground improvements, it includes a swing set, one junior play structure for ages 2 to 5, one senior play circuit for ages 5 to 12, One spinner toy with 4-child capacity, one sit down spinner toy and One free-standing play panel set

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
    • One curved slide
    • Two climbing options
    • One hammock seat
  • One senior play circuit for ages five to 12 with:
    • Eight climbing options, including three overhead climbers
  • One spinner toy with a four-child capacity
  • One sit-down spinner toy
  • One free-standing play panel set

Primula Parkette Playground is located near Primula Crescent and Husband Drive in Etobicoke York.

The playground currently includes:

  • Two swing sets with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages five and up
  • A combined junior/senior structure with two medium-sized slides
  • Sand and grass under all play areas

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

  • Playground equipment for ages two to 12
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.