As part of a residential infill development, a new park is coming to 44 Jackes Ave.! The City is engaging with local residents and community members to help determine the park design.

Project Timeline

  • April 2021: Hiring a design team
  • May 2021 to Spring 2022: Concept development and community engagement
  • Spring 2022 to Winter 2022: Construction drawing preparation
  • Early Winter 2023: Tendering and award of contract
  • Spring to Summer 2023: Construction

The timeline is subject to change.

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Phase 1b: Design Options

March 2022

Online Survey

From February 24 to March 13, 2022, feedback on the design options for the new park was collected in an online survey. The survey received a total of 206 responses. A summary of the survey results will be posted when available.

February 2022

Virtual Community Meeting

On February 24, 2022, City staff and the local Councillor’s Office hosted a virtual community meeting to share the new design options for the park, which was informed by previous community and stakeholder feedback.

Download the meeting presentation.

Phase 1a: Early Design

Fall 2021

The first round of community engagement focused on feedback and perspectives from local residents and community members on the early design for the new park. Feedback was collected through a stakeholder meeting with local community groups, a virtual community meeting and an online survey.

Download the What We Heard (Phase 1) Report to review the public input received through this round of consultation.

October 2021

Online Survey

From September 29 to October 17, 2021, feedback on the proposed design for the new park was collected in an online survey. The survey received a total of 154 responses, which included feedback from 211 participants of various ages. The feedback on the proposed design indicated:

  • 12 per cent were very satisfied with the proposed design
  • 29 per cent were somewhat satisfied with the proposed design
  • 15 per cent ¬†were neutral with the ¬†design
  • 40 per cent were not satisfied with the proposed design

September 2021

Virtual Community Meeting

On September 29, 2021, City staff and the local Councillor’s Office hosted a virtual community meeting to present the proposed design for the new park and gather feedback from the community through a virtual question-and-answer session. 65 community members attended, as well as the local Councillor.

Download the meeting presentation.

Using feedback collected in fall 2021, two design options have been created for the new 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 Leigh Lichtenberg at 437-235-7022 or Leigh.Lichtenberg@toronto.ca.

Design A

Design option A for the new park at Jackes Avenue, which will include a shade structure, informal and formal seating opportunities, new planting areas, and more. This design follows a more linear and organized form. A full description follows the image.

Key Features

  • Bench seating (with backs) are tucked between new planting areas
  • Sculptural seating on the west side of the park, offering a space for small social gatherings (four people maximum)
  • Accessible paved walkways
  • A shade structure on the east side of the park (without seating)
  • A six-foot-tall solid wood fence that borders the park on the north, east, and west, creating privacy for building residents and park users
  • New shade trees at the park entrance
  • All plantings will be hardy and perennial. Planting areas are proposed to be raised to mitigate dog maintenance concerns
  • The existing trees along Jackes Avenue will remain. Due to the tree protection zone and concerns related to tree root damage, the sodding will remain within those areas. This is the only location in the park proposing to include sod.

Design B

Design option A for the new park at Jackes Avenue, which will include a shade structure, informal and formal seating opportunities, new planting areas, and more. This design follows a more winding and curvilinear form. A full description follows the image.

Key Features

  • Oval shaped planters and curved planting beds with mixed shrubs and trees
  • An accessible looped pathway through the park
  • Bench seating (with backs and arms) along the perimeter of the walkway, providing different seating areas
  • A small shade structure in the middle of the park with seating
  • A six-foot-tall solid wood fence that borders the park on the north, east, and west is proposed, creating privacy for both building residents and park users
  • New shade trees at the park entrance
  • All plantings will be hardy and perennial. Planting areas are proposed to be raised to mitigate dog maintenance concerns
  • The existing trees along Jackes Avenue will remain. Due to the tree protection zone and concerns related to tree root damage, the sodding will remain within those areas. This is the only location in the park proposing to include sod.

A new park is coming 44 Jackes Ave. as part of a new residential infill development! The new 651 m2 park will front Jackes Avenue, and will be located west of David A. Balfour Park. The City of Toronto is coordinating this project, while the developer is funding the project. The design of the new park will be led by Janet Rosenberg Studios and will be overseen by the City of Toronto.

The design of the new park will evolve through consultation with stakeholders, area residents, and the general public to achieve design excellence and meet the current and future needs of the growing 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 Leigh Lichtenberg at 437-235-7022 or Leigh.Lichtenberg@toronto.ca.

Aerial map image showing the placement of the new park on Jackes Avenue. The red star indicates where the new park will be located on Jackes Avenue, east of Yonge Street.
A map showing the placement of the new park coming to 44 Jackes Avenue, located east of Yonge Street and west of David Balfour Park.