A new park is coming to the Lower Davenport neighbourhood! Macpherson Avenue Park will be one of the first new parks in the Green Line. Find out more about the Green Line Implementation Plan.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2020 to Spring 2021: Community engagement and design development
  • Winter 2022: Detailed design and Hydro One approvals
  • Spring 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Late Summer 2023: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

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Phase 2: Preferred Design

The City engaged the community on a preferred design for the new park. Feedback was collected at a virtual public meeting, in an online survey, input from a Community Resource Group and Indigenous engagement. The detailed design of the park considers community feedback, along with input from internal stakeholders, the project budget and the review and approvals of Hydro One, which happens before construction.

Download the What We Heard: Phase 2 Summary Report.

February/March 2021

Online Survey

From February 25 to March 14, 2021, feedback on the final park design was collected in an online survey, which received 183 responses.

Virtual Public Meeting

On February 25, 2021, the City hosted a meeting to share the final park design, which was informed by stakeholder and community feedback. Staff provided a project update and invited community members to share their perspectives and priorities through a virtual question-and-answer session.

Download the meeting presentation.

Phase 1: Early Concept Designs

The City engaged the community on early design options for the new park, which will help inform the development of a preferred design. Feedback was collected at a virtual public meeting, in an online survey,  input from a Community Resource Group and Indigenous engagement.

Download the What We Heard: Phase 1 Summary Report.

November/December 2020

Online Survey

From November 17 to December 7, 2020, feedback on the early design options was collected in an online survey, which received 269 responses.

Virtual Public Meeting

On November 17, 2020, the City hosted a meeting to share the design options for the new park. Community members had an opportunity to as the project team questions.

Download the meeting presentation.

The preferred plan includes the following features:

  • Entry plaza opposite Davenport Road
  • Lighting
  • An accessible path with custom pavement markings
  • Gathering space
  • Outdoor adult fitness equipment
  • Various seating options, including benches, wood platform seats, loungers, amphitheatre seating and accessible picnic tables
  • An open lawn
  • Meadow plantings, shrubs and pollinator planting beds
  • Indigenous place-keeping elements
  • New sidewalk on Macpherson Avenue adjacent to the park

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Nancy Chater at 416-338-5237.

The preferred plan for the new park, with numbered labels indicating the features and their location in the new park. From left to right, there is a fence, fitness equipment, a meadow, a long pathway connecting the park from Macpherson Avenue and Davenport Road, with pockets of open lawn space and seating along the pathways, including benches, an amphitheatre near Davenport Road and a main park entrance at the corner of Macpherson Avenue and Davenport Road.

  1. Hydro Tower
  2. Asphalt path
  3. Pavers
  4. Grass
  5. Meadow
  6. Bench
  7. Outdoor adult fitness equipment
  8. Amphitheatre
  9. Gateway marker
  10. Art fence

Macpherson Avenue Park will transform a segment of the hydro corridor running parallel to Macpherson Avenue between Davenport Road and the transformer station to the west. This park will become the eastern gateway to the Green Line.

Macpherson Avenue Park builds on the conceptual master plan design guidelines established through community consultation for the Green Line Implementation Master Plan.

While we aim to provide fully accessible content, there is no text alternative available for some of the content on this site. If you require alternate formats or need assistance understanding our maps, drawings, or any other content, please contact Nancy Chater at 416-338-5237.

An aerial view of the location of the new park coming to the Lower Davenport neighbourhood.
A map showing the placement of the new park at Macpherson Avenue and Davenport Road.

Project Renderings