Provide additional feedback on the park design options. The survey closes on September 11, 2023.

Two new parks have arrived to Spadina-Fort York as a result of the condominium development project at Garrison Point and the construction of the Garrison Crossing pedestrian and cycling bridges. One new 1.2 ha (3 acres) park is located at 10 Ordnance St. and the other 1 ha (2.3 acres) park is located at 801 Wellington St. W., near Strachan Avenue. The design for each new park, including the amenities and features, will be determined with the help of community and stakeholder feedback through the community engagement process!

  • March 2023: Design team hired
  • Spring to Early Fall 2023: Community engagement and design development
    • Spring 2023: Community Engagement Phase 1, Pre-Engagement
    • Spring 2023: Community Engagement Phase 2, Building a Vision
    • Summer 2023: Community Engagement Phase 3A: Exploring Design Options (current phase)
    • Fall 2023: Community Engagement Phase 3B: Setting a Direction
  • Winter 2023: Detailed design
  • Spring 2024: Hire a construction team
  • Summer 2024: Construction starts
  • Fall 2025: Construction complete, parks open

The timeline is subject to change. Construction in each park will be phased to accommodate Metrolinx work.

Online Survey

August 21 to September 11, 2023

Take the online survey to share your feedback on the draft design options for the new parks.

Level of Engagement

This project has been classified as a Collaborate project based on the International Association of Public Participation‘s Public Participation Spectrum. This means we aim to partner with the public, stakeholders and rightsholders in each aspect of the design process, including the development of a vision, design options and the identification of a preferred design.

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This phase of the community engagement process started in April 2023 and included conversations with community groups to help the project team better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats associated with the parks. As an outcome of this phase, the team has developed a summary of key insights.


  • Increased connectivity from pedestrian and cycling bridges, with future connectivity planned along railway leading to Bathurst Street
  • Views from the parks
  • Site is already loved by the community


  • Existing noise from passing trains, highway and nearby festivals
  • Traffic flowing through site, including fast electric vehicles at times
  • Existing granular pathway connecting Ordnance Park to Ordnance Street often covered in mud
  • Need for more garbage receptacles


  • Nature is key to revealing the natural character of the sites
  • Do not over program
  • Provide infrastructure for events and installations
  • Local residents with limited access to outdoor space
  • Space for children and youth


  • Park sites used to be industrial with contaminated soils
  • Light pollution in the area
  • Safety and security for residents that front the parks

During this phase of the community engagement process, the City worked with residents and stakeholders to help define an overall vision for the two new parks, including a series of Design Principles which guided the development of design options in Phase 3A.

Community engagement activities in this phase:

  • Online visioning conversation (Thought Exchange Activity)
  • Park Pop-Ups
  • Community Advisory Committee (CAC) design charrette

Phase outcomes:

  • Vision Statement
  • Design Principles
  • Design ideas to inform the development of design options

Download the Phase 2 summary.

June 2023

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting 2

On June 13, 2023, the CAC had a meeting. Two additional CAC meetings are planned throughout summer and fall 2023.

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May 2023

Online Thought Exchange Activity

From April 27 to May 19, 2023, an interactive thought exchange activity was available where community members could help shape the vision for the new park by sharing their ideas and rating the ideas of others.

Download the summary report.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting 1

On May 29, 2023, the CAC had a meeting.

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Park Pop-Ups

On May 14 and May 17, 2023, park pop-ups took place at 801 Wellington St. W. where community members could meet the project team, learn more about the project and help shape the vision for the new parks.

Download the pop-up summary.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Application

In early May, community members of all ages and abilities could apply to be on the CAC and by mid-May the CAC was formed. The intent of the CAC is to represent the diverse interests of the community of 10 Ordnance St. and 801 Wellington St. W. and will be engaged throughout the design process.

During this phase of the community engagement process, the City and its design consultant will work off the outcomes of Phase 2 to develop at least two design options (called concept options) for the parks. These options will be presented to the community for feedback, with the input collected used to develop a preferred design for the parks.

Anticipated community engagement activities in this phase:

  • CAC Meeting
  • Online design options survey
  • Park Pop-Ups

Anticipated phase outcomes include the selection of preferred design option.

August 2023

Community Pop-Ups

On August 23 and August 27, 2023, approximately 255 community members participated in pop-ups at the northwest corner of 801 Wellington St.

Community Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting 3

On August 3, 2023, the CAC had a meeting.

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During this phase of the community engagement process, the City will share the preferred design option for each park with the community. Once the preferred design is confirmed, the project will move into the detail design phase, where the design team will finalize the preferred design by working through the technical details and developing detailed plans and drawings to be used by the construction contractor.

Anticipated community engagement activities in this phase include a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting and outreach to the community.

Anticipated phase outcomes include the refined preferred design.

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A map showing the project site in red, with the new park at 801 Wellington Street West shown on the north side of the Garrison Crossing bridge and the new park at 10 Ordnance Street to the south side of the bridge. The Metrolinx construction area is shown with red hash marks on the east side of the new park at 10 Ordnance Street.