A new park that celebrates Leaside’s local history is coming to 939 Eglinton Ave. E.!
The timeline is subject to change.
Feedback on the proposed concept design for the new park was collected in an online survey from October 25 to November 12, 2021. The survey received a total of 543 responses. The project team will use the community feedback collected in the survey to develop ideas and confirm priorities for the final park design.
As part of a new condominium development at 939 Eglinton Ave. E. in East York, there will be a new 1,718m2 municipal park. The new park will be adjacent to Brentcliffe Road, just south of Eglinton Avenue East. The City is working with the developer on the design of the new park and the developer will be leading the construction. The park is planned to include:
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This is the proposed site plan for the new park:
The new park will feature a heritage hub inspired by Leaside’s local history. From 1940 to 1946, the park site was part of a complex of buildings owned by Research Enterprises Ltd. (REL). During this time, REL was Leaside’s largest employer devoted to the production of high technology equipment, such as optical instruments and radio equipment, which played a major role in Canada’s war efforts during World War II. REL buildings have since been demolished. The new park aims to celebrate the area’s cultural heritage with interactive play elements, opportunities to explore and flexible programming spaces.