As part of the development at 281-289 Avenue Rd., Robertson Davies Park is being updated to provide a safer and more accessible park experience. The City will be engaging with local residents to ensure the improvements will meet the needs of the community.

Project Timeline

  • Winter 2021: Design development and community engagement
  • Spring 2021: Park design finalized
  • Summer/Fall 2021: Construction

The timeline is subject to change.

Robertson Davies Park is a small park located at 275 Avenue Rd. near Macpherson Avenue in Toronto East York. The park features open green space and seating. As part of the nearby development at 281-289 Avenue Rd., the developer must provide improvements to the park. The improvements may include:

  • A new accessible pathway
  • A water bottle filling station
  • New lighting
  • New plantings

The project is in the design phase which will be developed through consultation with the community. The City is coordinating the improvements and the developer is funding the project and leading construction.

This project is unrelated to the consultation done by Hydro One in 2016-2017 involving tree removal, pathway upgrades and tree plantings.

Phase 1: Concept Design

February and March 2021

The City conducted consultations on concept designs for the improvements coming to Robertson Davies Park, to help inform the development of a final design. Feedback was collected at a virtual community meeting and an online survey.

Download the consultation summary report.

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was hosted by City staff to present the proposed concept design for the park improvements, gather feedback from the community, and share perspectives and priorities. Feedback from this meeting will help inform the final design of the park.

Download the meeting presentation.

April 2021


City staff will be seeking input on the final concept designs with a second online survey. These final designs will reflect earlier community and stakeholder feedback collected. A link to the survey will be shared here.

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