As part of the condo development at 30 to 44 Zorra Street, the property developer (Altree) will construct a new park. The design and construction will be carried out in close consultation with the City of Toronto, and when the park opens, it will be owned and maintained by the City.

Project Timeline

  • 2019 to 2021: Park design, approvals, and public consultation
  • 2020 to 2022: 30 Zorra condominium construction
  • 2022 to 2023: Park construction and handover phase

This timeline is subject to change.

This new park in Ward 3 – Etobicoke-Lakeshore will serve the new residential neighbourhood being developed in place of suburban commercial plazas, and will also attract visitors from the existing residential neighbourhoods north of The Queensway. The new park will be 1,118m2 (0.27 acres, or 12,000 square feet) and located on Zorra Street. The new park is across the street to the west of the recently constructed Senator Marian Maloney Park.

March 2020

In February 2020 the City asked for feedback on two proposed concepts for the new park. We received thoughtful feedback from 37 people in the neighbourhood. Overall, 40% of all respondents were in favour of concept 1 – plaza, while 49% were in favour of concept 2 – dog off-leash area. The remaining 11% did not have a preference.

Based on this feedback, the City has directed the consultant team to develop concept 2 – dog off-leash area. In addition to the off-leash area, this concept will also include greenery, seating and shade, as well as some room for people to gather outside of the dog off-leash area.

Across the street at Senator Marian Maloney Park are many additional amenities, such as a playground, splash pad, fountain, green space and open plaza gathering area.

All the other great suggestions, such as sports courts, sports fields, ping pong, and outdoor fitness equipment, will be kept in mind for future parks in the area.

October 23, 2019

The City held a public meeting to provide residents with:

  • Information on the existing site
  • Examples of similar projects
  • Two design options for consideration

Read the full 30 Zorra Street Park Concept Presentation.

Feedback:

  • Participants were split evenly between favouring the two concepts.
  • Participants liked the ping pong table as a games feature.
  • Participants liked the water feature and shade structure in the Dogs Off-Leash Area.
  • Participants liked the variety of wood seatwalls in both concepts.
  • Participants liked the play mounds in the Dogs Off-Leash Area.
  • Several people felt that a Dogs Off-Leash Area would be well used.

Project Renderings

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Location

Context plan image showing the location of the proposed park at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street, across from the existing Senator Marian Maloney Park.
Context plan image showing the location of the proposed park at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street, across from the existing Senator Marian Maloney Park.

Concept 1

Plan image of Concept 1: Plaza at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street. Locations of individual park features are numerically keyed to the plan.
Plan image of Concept 1: Plaza at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street. Locations of individual park features are numerically keyed to the plan.
Image examples of individual park features proposed in Concept 1: Plaza Plan.
Image examples of individual park features proposed in Concept 1: Plaza Plan.

Concept 2

Plan image of Concept 2: Dog Park at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street. Locations of individual park features are numerically keyed to the plan.
Plan image of Concept 2: Dog Park at the intersection of Caven Street and Zorra Street. Locations of individual park features are numerically keyed to the plan.
Image examples of individual park features proposed in Concept 2.
Image examples of individual park features proposed in Concept 2.

Want to learn more about this project and help shape it? Send comments and questions to:

Erika Richmond, Project Coordinator Landscape Architect
City of Toronto
416-338-8710
Erika.Richmond@toronto.ca
Councillor Mark Grimes
City of Toronto
416-397-9273
Councillor_Grimes@toronto.ca