The City of Toronto is redesigning Sumach-Shuter Parkette to better serve the local community. Our goal is to make park improvements to enhance local recreation and leisure opportunities while maintaining the green character of the park and protecting existing trees to the greatest extent possible. In addition to improvements at Sumach-Shuter Parkette, the project includes improved lighting and surfacing at the nearby Orphan’s Green off-leash area (51 Power St.).

Project Timeline

  • February-March 2021: Further public engagement (online survey)
  • Early 2022: Construction

The timeline is subject to change.

The initiative for proposed park improvement to Sumach-Shuter Parkette was a result of the Corktown Parks Master Plan that was prepared from 2014 to 2015. The Master Plan’s purpose was to develop a holistic approach to park rehabilitation, taking into account changing demographics in the neighbourhood, increased population density and changing recreational tendencies.

March 2021


In response to community feedback, Councillor Wong-Tam requested that the City seek additional feedback from the public on the idea of including a dog off-leash area in the park. An online survey was available to complete from February 12 to March 5, 2021, to share feedback on the park design and off-leash area opportunities in the park.

The survey results will be posted here when available.

March 2019

Public Open House

At a public open house in March 2019, the community shared their feedback on preliminary concept design options to improve Sumach-Shuter Parkette.

Download the public open house summary.

Concept options:

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Park improvements to Sumach Shuter, proposed in the initial concepts, included:

  • playground improvements
  • a new splash pad to replace the wading pool
  • improved park walkways
  • new furniture
  • improved park lighting
  • tree planting
  • turf improvements

The comments received from the open house are being considered in the development of the preferred concept design for the park. The preferred concept will be posted online for comment from the community.