The City is improving Runnymede Park! This project is being supported by the Partnership Opportunities Legacy program (POL) with a majority of the funding coming from Section 37 benefits from the development at 2306 St. Clair Ave. W.  

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2021: Hire a design team
  • Early Winter to Summer 2022: Community engagement
  • Summer to Fall 2022: Design development
  • Fall to Winter 2022: Detailed design
  • Winter 2023: Hire a construction team
  • Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2023: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

Runnymede Park is located at 221 Ryding Ave., near St. Claire Ave. W. and Runnymede Road in the York South-Weston area of Toronto. The park features a baseball diamond, sports field, outdoor tennis court, children’s playground and wading pool.

Based on various community engagement activities conducted for the 2306 St. Clair Ave. W. Neighbourhood Improvements project, Runnymede Park will be improved with the following:

  • A new community gathering area
  • Playground improvements
  • Upgraded lighting
  • New fencing along Gourlay Crescent
  • Water play improvements
  • New park signs at entrances
  • General accessibility (seating and walkways)

Background

The Runnymede Park Improvements project was initially created in partnership with the City’s Partnership Opportunities Legacy program (POL) in order to create new community benefits for the park. After an initial consultation with the community in September 2019, an additional consultation was conducted to identify the allocation of Section 37 funds from an adjacent mixed-use development at 2306 St. Clair Ave. W.

The results of this community engagement program, which included feedback from an Interactive Mapping Activity, Virtual Open House, and Virtual Rating Activity, identified Runnymede Park as being the preferred location for the allocation of the funding from this development (Section 37).

June 2021

The project team and the local Councillor’s Office move forward with the improvements to Runnymede Park based on various community engagement activities conducted between February and March 2021 for 2306 St. Clair Ave. W. Neighbourhood Improvements.

December 1, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting

Proposed site concepts for the park were presented at a virtual public meeting. The community was able to provide feedback that would help develop a more detailed concept plan and further identify priorities for the park improvements. The feedback collected at this meeting helped inform the community consultations that occurred during the 2306 St. Clair Ave. W. Neighbourhood Improvements project.

Community engagement for the park improvements is anticipated to begin in fall 2021. More information and opportunities to participate will be posted on this web page later this summer.

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