The City is planning improvements to the playground in Tom Riley Park in order to better serve the community’s needs while also preserving the natural character and history of the surrounding park.
The timeline is subject to change.
Tom Riley Park is a 14.8-hectare park at Dundas Street West and Islington Avenue that follows Mimico Creek to Bloor Street West. The park is rich in natural heritage as it is under the jurisdiction of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority, and City of Toronto’s Ravine and Natural Feature Protection (RNFP) By-Law and has archaeological potential. Mimico Creek runs naturally through the park, just east of the playground area. The playground in the park will be enhanced as part of a state-of-good-repair project to upgrade the existing equipment.
The project site is located in the central area of the park in the area of the existing playground equipment. The existing playground is in need of replacement. The scope of the playground improvement will include this general area. The playground will be designed for accessibility and include an accessible pathway connection to the new playground area.
The playground design will be developed through consultation with the community. The redesigned playground will include:
The improvements will only include the general playground area. The scope will not include any new water or lighting features.
The online survey closed on October 18. A summary of the results will be posted when available.
Multiple design options for the playground improvements were presented and a question and answer session followed. A meeting summary will be posted when it is available.
The phase 1 online survey was live from August 3 to 30, 2020. Over 430 responses were received.