A new developer-delivered park is coming to 411 Victoria Park Ave.! The park will be located on Gerrard Street East, east of Victoria Park Avenue. The City is engaging the community to help determine the park design.

Project Timeline

  • 2020: Hire a design team
  • Fall 2021 to Spring 2022: Community engagement and design development
  • Spring 2022 to Summer 2023: Detailed design and hire a construction team
  • Fall 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2024: Construction complete, park opens

The timeline is subject to change.

Community engagement for the new park will start in spring 2022! Details on how to participate will be shared here.

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Phase 2: Proposed Design

March 2022

Online Survey

From March 8 to March 27, 2022, feedback on the proposed design for the new park, including visioning for the park, new park features and general amenities, was collected in an online survey. The survey received a total of 1,418 responses. Overall, a majority of respondents were satisfied with the proposed design.

  • 38 per cent of respondents were satisfied with the proposed design
  • 38 per cent of respondents were somewhat satisfied with the proposed design
  • 13 per cent of respondents were neutral about the proposed design
  • 11 per cent of respondents were not satisfied with the proposed layout

The survey summary report will be shared here when available.

Virtual Community Meeting

On March 8, 2022, City staff hosted a virtual community meeting to share the new proposed design for the park, which was informed by previous resident and stakeholder feedback. 31 community members attended, as well as the local Councillor.

Download the meeting presentation.

Phase 1: Park Visioning

Spring/Summer 2020

Student Engagement Events

The developer worked with Evergreen, Recreate Place and Tropic Design to create a series of activities for students in three different grades at Blantyre Public School. The students provided their ideas and vision for the new park, including what features they would like included. Inclusive play features for all and enhancing the natural environment was identified as a priority. The students created drawings, models and videos to share their ideas for the final park design.

2014

CreateTO Community Engagement

CreateTO conducted community consultations for a different proposal with an extensive commercial element for the site. The comments from these consultation events will be used to help inform the design process going forward.

The proposed design for the new park includes the following features:

  • A small playground with a colourful rubber play surface and seating
  • A circular wood bench area near the playground
  • A log play area
  • A splash pad/water play area
  • An interactive feature wall
  • A small area with outdoor fitness equipment with a rubber surface at the south side of the park
  • A raised lookout area on the northeast side of the park, overlooking the existing open space
  • New planting areas with shrubs and trees
  • Natural planting buffer
  • Picnic areas at the southeast corner of the park
  • An open lawn area at the north and south sections of the park
  • Benches, accessible paths and light fixtures throughout 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 Mark Lowe at 647-473-2137.

An image of the proposed design plan for the new park at 411 Victoria Park Avenue which illustrates the location of each feature and amenity, as listed below.

  1. Sidewalk
  2. Lookout area
  3. Natural planting buffer
  4. Outdoor fitness area
  5. Log play area
  6. Park walkway
  7. Playground
  8. Splash pad/water play
  9. Tree planting and seating area
  10. Open lawn/open play area

There will be a new mixed-use condominium development at 411 Victoria Park Ave. which will include residences, new commercial space and a 2.4-hectare public park. The park will be located on Gerrard Street East, east of Victoria Park Avenue. The project is funded by the developer and being coordinated by the City. The design of the new park will evolve during the community engagement process, which will include consultation with stakeholders and the community.

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 Mark Lowe at 647-473-2137.

Aerial map showing the location of the new park at Victoria Park Avenue, located east of Victoria Park and north of Gerrard Street East. Red lines are drawn around the north and south areas of the park.
A map showing the placement of the new park at Victoria Park Avenue. Red lines are drawn around the north and south areas of the park.