A new park is coming to 44 Jackes Ave. The City will be engaging the community and local stakeholders to help determine the park design.

Project Timeline

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

The timeline is subject to change.

As part of a new residential infill development at 44 Jackes Ave., there will be a new 651m2 park. The park will front 44 Jackes Ave. and it will have a direct connection to Jackes Avenue. The City is working with the developer to design and construct the park, which will provide new amenities that complement the existing neighbourhood character.

The new park may include:

  • An outdoor fitness area
  • Seating area with shade canopy
  • Games tables and ping pong
  • Public art feature
  • Water filling station
  • New native/ornamental plantings and shade trees

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.

October 2021

Online Survey

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

12% were very satisfied with the concept design

29% were somewhat satisfied with the concept design

15% were neutral with the concept design

40% were not satisfied with the concept design

September 29, 2021

Virtual Community Meeting

A virtual public meeting was hosted by City staff and the local Councillor’s Office to present the concept 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.

Concept Design

A concept design is an early phase of the design process, which broadly outlines the proposed amenities, design features and layout of a space. There is one proposed Concept Design the project team is looking for feedback on for the new park on Jackes Avenue. You can provide your feedback by taking the online survey in the Get Involved tab.Image shows an aerial overview of the proposed concept design for the new park fronting onto Jackes Avenue.

  1. Underground parking extents
  2. Outdoor fitness area (fitness equipment and surfacing to be determined)
  3. Shade canopy with games tables underneath to allow for multi-purpose use
  4. Children’s oriented art feature
  5. Ping pong tables
  6. Water bottle filling station
  7. Three new proposed shade trees fronting Jackes Avenue
  8. Privacy fence

Other features include:

  • Ornamental and native plantings
  • An improved sidewalk connection to nearby David Balfour Park
  • Lighting

The proposed concept design will keep the existing trees below the red line in the concept design, as noted. The new park design will provide light levels and sightlines that will conform to best practices for public safety. All pathways and walkways will be fully accessible.

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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.