Visit the Design section to learn about the final design for the new park!

A new park is coming to 261 Nairn Ave. The City will be engaging the community to help determine the park design and amenities.

The name of this park has not been decided. The name will be determined through community engagement at a later date. The City of Toronto is currently reviewing its Property Naming Policy. Until this review is completed, only park naming or renaming requests received before October 1, 2020 will be processed at this time.

  • Summer 2021: Hire a design team
  • September 2021: Community engagement
  • September to November 2021: Design development
  • November 2021: Community engagement
  • December 2021 to February 2022: Design development and Open House
  • Late Winter to Summer 2022: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Fall 2022: Construction starts
  • End of 2022: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

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June 2022

Final Design

The design for the new park is finalized. Visit the Design section for more information.

February 2022

Virtual Open House

On February 22, 2022,  the project team hosted the final Open House for the project and presented the preferred concept design. The event was hosted virtually and was attended by approximately 25 people.

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December 2021

Online Survey

An online survey was available from December 1 to December 17, 2021 to gather feedback on two concept designs.

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November 30, 2021

Virtual Community Meeting

At this meeting, the project team presented two concept options and launched a concept option survey to gather ideas and feedback from the community. The meeting was attended by approximately 55 community members.

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September 2021

Park Pop-Up Event

On September 11, 2021, the project team held a pop-up engagement event on-site to collect feedback, insights and ideas from the community. An estimated 300 people attended the event to share their thoughts and ideas for the new park.

Online Survey

From September 10 to 26, 2021 the project team ran a visioning survey. The survey was available in English and Portuguese and received over one thousand responses.

Download the phase one engagement summary.

The final design for the new park was developed with the help of community feedback. The park’s main features are a play area, various seating options, a shade structure (budget permitting), a ping pong table and an open lawn area. The park will have three entrances connected by pathways, with the widest path connecting Nairn Avenue and Rogers Road. A 1.2 m high metal fence will be located on the perimeter of the east side (laneway) and west side (Nairn Avenue) of the park.

The existing benches around the perimeter of the park will be rotated to face Rogers Road and planting beds with shrubs and tall grass will be added between the benches to form a buffer between the road and the park.

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The final design plan for the new park on Nairn Avenue, with labels indicating the location of the features and amenities in the park. The park can be accessed from three areas, one along Nairn Avenue, one at the intersection of Nairn Avenue and Rogers Road, and one on Rogers Road, which are all connected by concrete paths (the widest path connecting Nairn Avenue and Rogers Road). From the bottom left to top right, this includes, a bench, waste bins, a 1.2m high metal fence along Nairn Avenue, water fountain/battle filler, seatwall, shade structure (budget permitting), ping pong table, a play area in the centre of the park, furthest from Rogers Road, Muskoka chairs, and open lawn area and a 1.2m metal fence along the laneway on the east side of the park.

  1. Open lawn
  2. Community perennial planting bed
  3. Armourstone seat wall
  4. Shade structure (budget permitting)
  5. Accessible picnic table
  6. Concrete ping pong table
  7. Water fountain/bottle filler (budget permitting)
  8. Concrete pathway (2.1 m wide)
  9. Concrete pathway (3 m  wide)
  10. Bench
  11. Play area with engineered wood fibre surfacing
  12. Accessible concrete ramp
  13. Grass/shrub plantings
  14. Grass/shrub and tree plantings
  15. Wood fence (2 m high)
  16. Metal fence (1.2 m high)
  17. Waste/recycling bins
  18. Muskoka chairs

The play area in the new park will include:

  • A play structure with a straight slide
  • A swing set with an accessible swing, bucket swing and belt swing
  • A standalone rope climbing structure
  • A spring toy
  • A small shade structure with play panels
  • Engineered wood fibre playground surfacing

A rendering of the play area for the new park on Nairn Avenue, which includes a small wood play structure with a straight slide, a swing set with an accessible swing, bucket swing and belt swing, a rope climbing structure, a spring toy and a shade structure with play panels. The playground design has natural colours and materials like wood and blue.

The new park at 261 Nairn Ave. is located at the southeast corner of Rogers Road and Nairn Avenue in Ward 9 – Davenport. The City recently acquired the property, which was previously a commercial/residential building, and converted it to parkland.  The new park will be designed using feedback from the community and may include the following features:

  • A playground with accessible play equipment
  • Accessible pathways and seating
  • A social gathering space
  • Shade features
  • Plantings and/or a small garden
  • Fencing