The City is planning improvements to the playground in Thomson Memorial Park as part of an enhancement project to modernize the existing playground with new equipment, seating, accessible pathways and landscaping.

Project Timeline

  • Winter to Spring 2021: Design and community engagement
  • Late Summer to Fall 2021: Construction
  • Late Fall 2021: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

Thomson Memorial Park is a 41.8-hectare park located at 1005 Brimley Rd. in Scarborough. The park follows the West Highland Creek and has many paths through the large wooded ravine that let visitors experience nature in the city. The park features a ball diamond, multipurpose sports field, three tennis courts, outdoor fitness equipment, children’s playground, wading pool and a dogs off-leash area.

The existing playground within the park will be enhanced with the following improvements:

  • Accessible pathway
  • Accessible play surfacing
  • New playground equipment for ages two to 14 years
  • Additional accessible seating area with benches
  • New plantings

The project is in the conceptual design phase which will be developed through consultation with the community.

February 2021


An online survey was available from February 9 to February 28, 2021. Respondents were able to share their preferences for the new playground equipment coming to Thomson Memorial Park.

Download the survey feedback summary.