Construction will start on August 30, 2021 and continue until December 2021. During this time, the playground will be closed and some areas may have limited access for pedestrian safety.

The City is improving the playground in Roywood Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment and seating to increase accessibility!

Project Timeline

  • March 2021: Community engagement
  • April 2021: Detailed design and hiring a construction team
  • Fall 2021: Construction
  • December 2021: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change. The gate from the soccer field will be closed for safety reasons during construction.

Roywood Park is a 3.3-hectare park near Victoria Park Avenue and York Mills Road. The children’s playground within the park, located near Lynedock Crescent and Roywood Drive, is being improved with the following features:

  • New accessible play equipment
  • An accessible pathway to the playground
  • Additional seating
  • Rubberized play surfacing

The City is proposing to replace the playground equipment in the same location while adding seating and an accessible walkway to the playground. The existing trees in the playground area will be preserved. The scope of work will not include any new water or lighting features.

Roywood Park Playground Today

The playground currently includes:

  • A junior timber structure with:
    • A small double slide
    • A small single slide
    • A small crawl tunnel
  • A senior timber structure with:
    • A medium spiral slide
    • Monkey bars
    • Horizontal zip line
  • Four park benches
  • Sand play surfacing under all equipment

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Sung Sim at 647-567-1571 or SungAe.sim@toronto.ca.

May 2021

Online Survey

Feedback on multiple playground design and equipment options was collected in an online survey from April 14 to May 30, 2021. The design team will use this feedback to develop a single playground design. The survey received a total of 646 responses, which included feedback from 1,702 individuals.

  • 44% of respondents preferred playground design A
  • 56% of respondents preferred playground design B
  • 53% of respondents preferred a bright colour scheme for the new playground

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

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