The City was able to undertake a unique opportunity to convert this decommissioned former Scarborough Works Yard into an active, multi-use recreational focal point in Toronto.

In 2004, the Master Plan was completed with a goal to transform the site into a district park in two multi-year phases. Completed in 2006, Phase 1 included the conversion to a community green space for active and passive use, and building a new playground, sports fields, recreational trails, and landscaping.

Phase 2 expands the number of recreation facilities and amenities within McCowan Park and will be home to the Scarborough’s second outdoor ice rink.