A new 700m2 park is coming to 840 Dupont St. as part of a residential development project in the Davenport neighbourhood. The City is engaging local residents and community members to help determine the park design.

  • Summer 2021: Hire a design team
  • Spring to Summer 2022: Community engagement and design development
  • Fall 2022 to Winter 2023: Detailed design
  • Winter 2024: Construction starts
  • Winter 2025: Construction complete, park opens

The timeline is subject to change.

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August 2022

Online Survey

From August 15 to August 28, 2022, feedback on the proposed design for the new park was collected in a final online survey. The survey received 45 responses.

  • Respondents support the fitness equipment proposed for the new park
  • 53 per cent of respondents felt that there was too much paved surface in the proposed design
  • 56 per cent of respondents felt that the proposed design felt safe
  • 57 per cent of respondents felt very satisfied or satisfied with the proposed design

Pop-Up Event

On August 23, 2022, an event took place at two locations near the future park site to share information about the project and collect feedback on the preferred design.

Feedback summary:

  • The majority of participants felt there was enough greenspace within the design
  • The majority of participants were satisfied and neutral regarding the proposed fitness equipment
  • The majority of participants felt the design felt safe and understood that due to the safety concerns with the traffic on Dupont Street, fitness equipment was a better option versus a playground
  • Key comments included add a water bottle filler that accommodates dogs, more green space, and spaces for kids to play

May 2022

Online Survey

From May 6 to May 27, 2022, feedback on the proposed design for the new park was collected in an online survey. The survey received 659 responses.

  • 69 per cent of respondents were satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the proposed design
  • 70 per cent of respondents felt that there was too much paved surface in the proposed design
  • 64 per cent of respondents felt that there was the right amount of seating in the proposed design
  • 65 per cent of respondents felt that there were not enough plants and trees in the proposed design

Virtual Community Workshop

On May 16, 2022, the project team hosted a virtual community workshop to share the proposed design for the new park and collect ideas from the community in small breakout sessions. 22 community members attended, as well as the local Councillor.

Download the meeting presentation.

The preferred design for the new park was developed using community feedback. The design includes:

  • A fitness circuit with rubber surfacing located on the west side of the park.
  • Additional new trees north of the fitness circuit.
  • A plaza space on the east side of the park with various seating options such as games tables and picnic tables with umbrellas.

Elements included in the design to make the park feel safe:

  • A fence and buffer plantings have been added along the west side to create visual separation from the neighbouring driveway. The fence will help prevent access to the driveway from the park.
  • Programming has been moved to the north area of the park to create a separation from Dupont Street.
  • A large triangular planting area and large planter have been added to create visual and physical separation from Dupont Street.
  • Benches have been added in specific locations within the fitness area to create controlled access points.

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.

The image shows the Proposed Design in aerial view, with labels indicating park features on the right side. The Proposed Design includes a large play area or fitness area, bench and table seating, bike racks, games tables, and lighting.

  1. Feature paving
  2. Fitness area, with equipment and fitness circuit
  3. Planting area
  4. Planted berm with mounted soil for visual interest
  5. Buffer planting to create a visual barrier to the west of the park
  6. Water bottle filler
  7. Seating
  8. Feature seating (custom wood bench)
  9. Garbage bins
  10. Electrical box
  11. Sculptural lighting
  12. Pole lighting
  13. Bike rack
  14. Fence
  15. Park signage

The new park at 840 Dupont St will be about the size of 1.5 basketball courts and will be located on Dupont Street, at the northeast corner of Dupont Street and Ossington Avenue. The park may include:

  • A playground or outdoor fitness equipment
  • Seating areas
  • Walking paths

The park design will evolve through consultation with nearby schools, area residents and the general public in order to design a space that meets the 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.

The image shows an aerial map of the new park’s location at 840 Dupont Street, at the northeast corner of Dupont Street and Ossington Avenue. A red outline shows where the boundaries of the new park will be.
A map showing the placement of the new park at 840 Dupont St. A red outline shows where the new park will be located.