As part of the development at 1800 St. Clair Avenue West, the property developer (Diamond Kilmer) is constructing an addition to S.A.D.R.A Park (Silverthorn and District Ratepayers Association). The design and construction will be carried out in close consultation with City of Toronto. When the park opens, it will be owned and maintained by the City’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division (PFR).

Project Timeline

  • August 2019 to 2021: Park design, approvals, and public consultation
  • 2020 to 2023: Diamond Kilmer constructs Reunion Crossing mid-rise and townhouse development
  • 2022 to 2023: Park tender and contract award, park construction and handover to PFR

This timeline is subject to change.

S.A.D.R.A. Park is a 1.2 hectare park that runs from Blackthorn Avenue to west of Old Weston Road, north of St. Clair Avenue West, in Ward 9 – Davenport. The park is located in an active hydro corridor. The park currently includes a playground, a sports court, exercise equipment, a drinking fountain, benches, horticulture beds, picnic tables, and the Silverthorn Allotment Garden.

The new park addition is 857m2 (0.087 hectares) and will include:

  • Green space, including space for large shade trees
  • Splash pad
  • Picnic tables and benches
  • Pergola for shade
  • Water bottle filling station

September 24, 2019

PFR held public meeting to provide community members with:

  • Information on the existing site
  • Examples of similar projects
  • Two design options for consideration

View the full SADRA Park Extension Concept Presentation.

Feedback:

  • Community members generally supported the new park proposal but expressed concerns related to the proposed design of the splash pad.
  • Community members requested upgrades to the existing S.A.D.R.A. Park.
  • Community members requested a new Dogs off-Leash Area in S.A.D.R.A. Park or close by.

Response:

  • PFR is working with the consultant and developer to further refine the new park design.
  • PFR and Diamond Kilmer attended a S.A.D.R.A. park walk through with members of the community on November 4 to hear what specific improvements to the existing S.A.D.R.A. Park were requested.

Project Renderings

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Location

Layout of the proposed extension to SADRA Park located between the existing park and proposed residential development (Block A-E) and Habitat for Humanity (Block F) development.
Plan layout of the proposed extension to S.A.D.R.A. Park located between the existing park and proposed residential development (Block A-E) and Habitat for Humanity (Block F) development.

Concept 1

Park Design Option 1: includes a splash pad as main attraction at 10 metres length and 8 metres width. It has a boomerang shaped continuous concrete seatwall bench at north-east corner. At the south-east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, Muskoka chairs and park signs at lawn areas. In addition, water filling station will be provided located at the west side of the splash pad area. Lastly, benches, pebble seating and feature paving will be located at the west side of the park adjacent the Habitat for Humanity building.
Plan of Design Option 1: A splash pad as main attraction at 10 metres length and 8 metres width. It has a boomerang shaped continuous concrete seatwall bench at north-east corner. At the south-east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, Muskoka chairs and park signs at lawn areas. In addition, water filling station will be provided located at the west side of the splash pad area. Lastly, benches, pebble seating and feature paving will be located at the west side of the park adjacent the Habitat for Humanity building.

Concept 2

SADRA Park Design Option 2: includes an "oblong" shaped splash pad as main attraction at 15 metres length and 10 metres width. It has a continuous concrete seatwall bench, pebble seating and feature paving patterns at south-east corner. At the east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches adjacent to water filling station. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, park signs and perennial planting at lawn areas around the park.
Plan of Design Option 2: An “oblong” shaped splash pad as main attraction at 15 metres length and 10 metres width. It has a continuous concrete seatwall bench, pebble seating and feature paving patterns at south-east corner. At the east side of the splash pad is a canopy with benches adjacent to water filling station. There will be a picnic bench and table sets, park signs and perennial planting at lawn areas around the park.

Want to learn more about this project and help shape it? Send comments and questions to:

Erika Richmond, Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
City of Toronto
416-338-8710
Erika.Richmond@toronto.ca
Councillor Ana Bailão
City of Toronto
416-392-7012
Councillor_Bailao@toronto.ca