Take the online survey by February 5, 2023, to help shape the design vision for the parkette!

The City is improving Redpath Avenue Parkette, located near Erskine Avenue and Redpath Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant West neighbourhood. The parkette design will be developed with the help of community feedback and will focus on fun and creative play opportunities for children, youth, families and older adults of all abilities. The improvements are proposed to include upgrades to the pathways, playground, seating and gathering areas, drainage and other park features.

  • Spring 2022: Hire a design team
  • Fall 2022 to Summer 2023: Community engagement
    • Early January 2023: Phase 1,¬† Building a Vision¬†(current phase)
    • Late March 2023: Phase 2, Exploring Design Options
    • June 2023: Phase 3, Setting the Direction
  • Fall 2023: Detailed design
  • Winter 2024: Hire a construction team
  • Spring 2024: Construction starts
  • Summer 2024: Construction complete, park opens

The timeline is subject to change. Text in bold indicates the current project phase.

Online Survey

January 17 to February 5, 2023

Take the online survey by February 5, 2023 to help shape the vision for the parkette. The feedback collected in this survey will help develop a draft design for the parkette. The survey results will be posted on this page.

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Redpath Avenue Parkette playground, which shows a teeter-totter and spring toy in the foreground and medium-sized play structure and swing set in the background. The playground is on top of sand and includes a short wood border around the entire playground.

Redpath Parkette is located near Erskine Avenue and Redpath Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant West neighbourhood. The children’s playground is located northwest of the park, and currently includes:

  • A playground on sand, with:
    • Swings
    • A spring toy
    • A seesaw
    • One large traditional play structure (ages 12 and under) with:
      • A small double slide
      • A large twist slide
      • Climbing features
      • Play panels
    • A paved seating area
    • Planters, planting beds, and trees
    • Pathways and lightings

The improvements to the parkette are proposed to include:

  • A new playground
  • Pathway upgrades
  • Seating
  • Plantings
  • Waste receptacles
  • Improved drainage

The parkette and playground improvements will be determined with the help of feedback from the community.

The project team is holding a pop-up event in January 2023 to share information about the project and collect feedback on the vision for the parkette. The pop-up introduces community members to the design team and allows residents to select their preferences for the parkette’s character, features, and seating options, and provide additional comments or suggestions.

Several youth workshops are also taking place throughout January 2023 with students in grades three, four, and eight at John Fisher Junior Publish School and St. Monica Catholic School, located near the parkette. The workshops introduce students to the design team and allow students to share feedback on what they want to see in the parkette.

This phase of the community engagement process will start in spring 2023. In this phase, design options will be presented in an online survey, park pop-up event (weather permitting), and youth workshops to provide an update on feedback collected to date and to share information about the design options being explored. Additional feedback will be collected to help inform the final proposed design.

This phase of the community engagement process will start in summer 2023. In this phase, a final proposed design will be presented in an online survey, park pop-up event (weather permitting), and youth workshops to collect community feedback to help refine the design, where appropriate.