A new park that celebrates Leaside’s local history is coming to 939 Eglinton Ave.!
The timeline is subject to change.
As part of a new condominium development at 939 Eglinton Ave. 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.
The community will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed concept design for the new park in an online survey. The project team will use the community’s feedback to help develop a final design for the park.
More details and the survey link will be posted on this page as soon as available.