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.

Project Timeline

  • August to October 2020: Community consultation and concept development
  • November 2020: Presentation of the final design
  • December 2020 to January 2021: Detailed design development
  • February to March 2021: Construction Procurement
  • Summer/Fall 2021: Construction begins
  • Winter 2021: Park scheduled to open

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:

  • Large themed playground equipment
  • Redesigned accessible pathways
  • Additional seating

The improvements will only include the general playground area. The scope will not include any new water or lighting features.

October 2020

Online Survey

The online survey closed on October 18. A summary of the results will be posted when available.

September 29, 2020

Online Public Meeting

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.

August 2020

Online Survey

The phase 1 online survey was live from August 3 to 30, 2020. Over 430 responses were received.

Download the survey summary.