Construction is underway!

A new park is coming to 60 Howard St.! The new park will provide much-needed green space to the St. James Town neighbourhood.  

The name of this park has not been decided. The name will be determined 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.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2018 to Fall 2019: Concept and detailed design
  • Fall 2018 to Spring 2019: Community engagement
  • Spring 2021: Construction starts
  • Spring 2022: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

As part of a new condominium development at 575-565 Bloor St. E., a new 1,305 square metres municipal park will be constructed. The park will be located at the northeast corner of Howard Street and Edgedale Road. The City is working with the developer on the design of the new park and the developer will be leading the construction. The park will include the following features:

  • A natural play area
  • In-ground fog misters
  • An open lawn area
  • Picnic tables
  • New plants and trees

Site Map

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 Laurel Christie at 416-395-0074 or Laurel.Christie@toronto.ca.
This plan shows the 1,305m2 park with the surrounding existing uses and proximity to the new development at Bloor and Parliament. The plan also shows a privately owned public space on the east side of this development, adjacent the intersection.

February 2019

Final Concept Plan

The concept plan for the new park is finalized and incorporates feedback from the local community.

The final park concept design includes a green planted perimeter, with a diagonal pathway running northeast to southwest. There is a natural play area as well as fog misters on the east side of the path and an open lawn with different types of seating on the west side.

February 5, 2019

Open House

The community was invited to an open house to review the final park concept plan, survey results, and share their thoughts on the park name.

October 9, 2018

Online Survey

The two design concepts for the new park were presented in an online survey from September 17 to October 8, 2018. Participants were asked to select their preferred design concept and share their thoughts on the proposed park features and amenities.

October 3, 2018

Park Pop-Up Event

Flyers were handed out to the residents of Ontario Street and Wellesley Street. The online survey was promoted and City staff were available to answer questions about the new park.

September 25, 2018

Public Meeting

The community was invited to a public meeting to review the two design concepts for the new park.

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