The final concept plan for the new park coming to 150 Harrison St. is available in the Project Updates section.

A new park is coming to 150 Harrison St.! The park is part of a new Modular Housing Initiative to connect people experiencing homelessness with homes and appropriate supports to help them achieve housing stability.

Project Timeline

  • September to December 2020: Conceptual design and community engagement
  • Summer 2021: Final Concept
  • Summer 2021: Detailed design and construction tender
  • Fall 2021: Construction starts

The timeline is subject to change.

A new park is being designed for the site at 150 Harrison St., located at the corner of Dovercourt Road and Harrison Street. The park is part of a Modular Housing Initiative to build small-scale infill housing to connect people experiencing homelessness with homes and appropriate supports to help them achieve housing stability. The City is leading the modular housing component of the project, as well as the park design and construction.

The proposed park is in the initial design phase which will be developed through consultation with the community. The proposed plan for the new park may include the following:

  • An open lawn area
  • A new playground
  • Seat walls
  • New benches
  • Game tables
  • New trees and planting beds

The site will require environmental remediation to remove any contaminated soil related to prior land use. This will occur prior to the construction of the park.

July 2021

Parkland Site Remediation excavation operations are scheduled to begin and are anticipated to end in August 2021.

June 2021

Final Concept Plan

Based on community and stakeholder feedback, a final concept plan has been developed for this new park.

The final concept plan will include:

  • Shrub beds (pollinator and native plantings)
  • Seat wall and games tables
  • A multi-use ping pong table
  • Accessible picnic tables
  • A community garden with both a single-gate and double-entry point, raised planters and garden shed
  • A paved plaza and small open green space
  • Water service and lighting

Download the final concept plan.

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was hosted by City staff to present the final concept plan for the park that had been developed using feedback from November 2020. A high-level overview of the project work plan was discussed, including the Risk Remediation Measures for the new park, and feedback was gathered through a virtual question and answer session. 15 community members attended, as well as the local Councillor.

Download the meeting presentation.

November 2020

Online Survey

The City conducted a survey to gather feedback from the community on the conceptual park design and priorities for the new park’s amenities. The results from the survey will inform a preferred conceptual design and the next steps of the park design.

The survey was available to complete from November 5 to November 20, 2020.

Download the survey feedback summary.

November 12, 2020

Virtual Public Meeting

A meeting took place to present the conceptual park design and gather feedback from the community. The Deputy Mayor was in attendance. Download the:

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