Review feedback from the online survey in the Project Updates section.

The City is improving the playground in Warrender Park. These improvements are part of an ongoing city-wide program to ensure playgrounds provide safe and accessible fun for many years to come!

  • Winter 2024: Community engagement (online survey)
  • Spring 2024: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Summer 2024: Construction starts
  • Winter 2025: Construction complete, playground reopens

The timeline is subject to change.

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February 2024

Online Survey

From February 7 to February 21, 2024, feedback on multiple playground design options was collected in an online survey. The survey was promoted through paid social media ads, outreach to nearby schools, the local Councillor’s office, on-site signage, and on this page. The survey received a total of 173 responses.

The design team will use this feedback to refine the final playground design. The final design will be available on this page in spring/summer 2024.

Key Feedback Highlights
  • When asked to rank their playground design preference, respondents ranked Playground Design C highest (46 per cent) followed by Playground Design A (15 per cent) and Playground Design B (39 per cent).
  • Respondents shared that the three most important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • The senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • The junior play structure for ages two to five
  • Respondents shared that the three least important features to include in the new playground are:
    • Basketball court
    • Bouncy toys
    • Dog park
  • If budget permits, the three features respondents would like more of in the improved playground are:
    • Climbing structures
    • The senior play structure for ages five to 12
    • Belt swings
  • For seating around the playground:
    • 89 per cent of respondents like benches
    • 67 per cent of respondents like picnic tables
    • 53 per cent of respondents like armour stone seating walls
  • The preferred color scheme for the new playground was bright colors, like yellow, orange, and purple (58 per cent) over earthy colors like green, brown, and grey (31 per cent).
Playground Options

All three designs are Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliant, have the same amount of play features, and cost the same amount.

Playground Design A

Aerial view of Playground Design A looking northeast. From bottom left to upper right: One spring toy. Six swings including three senior belt swings, two baby seats, and one accessible swing. A senior play structure that includes two slides, an accessible transfer station, a rope bridge, and various climbing apparatus. A junior play structure that includes one slide, accessible transfer station, and various climbing apparatuses. Features as described below.

Design A includes:

  • A swing set with:
    • Three belt swings
    • Two toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One single slide
    • Various climbing options
    • Accessible transfer station
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two straight slides
    • Rope bridge
    • Various climbing options
    • Accessible transfer station
  • One junior spring toy
Playground Design B

Aerial view of Playground Design B looking northwest. From bottom right to upper left: Four swings including two senior belt swings, one baby seat, and one accessible swing. One seesaw spring toy. A senior play structure that includes three slides, an accessible transfer station, a cable bridge, and various climbing apparatuses. A junior play structure that includes one slide, an accessible transfer station, and various climbing apparatuses. Features as described below.

Design B includes:

  • A swing set with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two straight slides
    • One spiral slides
    • Various climbing options, including a climbing wall
    • Cable bridge
    • Accessible transfer station
  • ¬†One junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One slide
    • Accessible climber
    • Accessible transfer station
  • One seesaw spring toy
  • One stand-up spinner toy
Playground Design C

Aerial view of Playground Design C looking northeast. From bottom left to upper right: A senior play structure that includes two slides, an accessible transfer station, an overhead climbing apparatus, and a climbing wall, surrounded by four ground play elements. Four swings including two senior belt swings, one baby seat, and one accessible swing. A separate junior play structure that includes one slide and an accessible transfer station. Features as described below.

Design C includes:

  • A swing set with:
    • Two belt swings
    • One toddler swings
    • One accessible swing
  • Junior play structure for ages two to five with:
    • One slide
    • Accessible transfer station
    • One-stepping pod climber
    • Maze wheel on panel
  • One senior play structure for ages five to 12 with:
    • Two straight slides
    • One climbing wall
    • Accessible transfer station
    • Overhead climber
  • Spider web climber
  • Caged spring toy
  • Mini climbing frame
  • Overhead climbing frame

Warrender Park Playground is located at 63 Warrender Ave. in Etobicoke York.

The playground currently includes:

  • One swing set with:
    • Two swings for ages two to five
    • Two swings for ages six to 12
  • One climbing structure
  • Sand under all play areas

The playground will be redesigned using feedback from the community. The redesigned playground is proposed to include:

  • Playground equipment for ages two and up
  • Additional seating
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing
  • Accessible play equipment and an accessible pathway connecting to the playground area. This means that people of all abilities will be able to play at this playground.

Improvements will only be made in the general playground area. This will not include any new water or lighting features or improvements to other areas of the park.