In response to community feedback and a Feasibility Study conducted in 2019, the City is updating the clubhouse, playground and wading pool in Topham Park to provide a safer and more accessible experience for park users.
The timeline is subject to change.
Topham Park is a 2-hectare park located 181 Westview Blvd., near St. Clair Avenue East and O’Connor Drive. The park features three ball diamonds, two tennis courts, a wading pool and a children’s playground. At the north end of the park is the Topham Park Community Centre and Clubhouse.
In response to a Feasibility Study conducted in 2019 and feedback from the community, the Topham Park playground, wading pool and clubhouse are being upgraded. The redevelopment will occur in phases, with the construction of the clubhouse first in 2021.
The existing clubhouse will be renovated in order to better align with the community’s needs. State-of-good-repair work will also be completed to ensure the life of the building. The scope of work will include:
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The landscape design work for the wading pool and playground will be coordinated with the clubhouse improvements. The playground and wading pool will be modernized in order to increase accessibility and ensure the equipment is in good condition. The redesigned playground and water play will include:
The water play and playground design will reinforce the preferred “Meadow” concept design from the 2019 Topham Park Master Plan and continue to be developed through consultation with the community.
The City presented details describing the intent to create a comprehensive and integrated mater plan for the playground, water play and clubhouse improvements at the east end of Topham Park. The concepts were presented and discussed with the community.
Download the July 11, 2019, meeting summary.
The City conducted a Feasibility Study to address the improvements to the clubhouse, playground and wading pool in Topham Park. The purpose of the study was to arrive at a supported plan to inform the future detailed design of the park improvements.
Download the 2019 Feasibility Report.
A meeting took place to discuss the consultant’s concept plans and to determine the preferred design direction for the project. The feedback gathered from this meeting will inform the design presented to the community at a future public consultation.
Download the September 13, 2018, meeting summary.
In preparation for the masterplan and schematic design, the Project Team presented information regarding the project, including costing for the integrated clubhouse, wading pool and playground improvements. It was noted that the sports field improvements will not be included in this plan.
Download the July 18, 2018, meeting summary.
The City is in the process of engaging a design consultant for the improvements to Topham Park. Information will be shared when the details are confirmed.