Review the What We Heard (Phase 1) summary report in the Project Updates Section.
A new park is coming to the Newtonbrook community! The park will be located on a new street named Olympic Garden Drive, located east of Yonge Street and south of Cummer Avenue. The City is engaging the community to help determine the park design.
- Fall 2021: Concept design and community engagement
- Winter/Spring 2022: Construction drawing preparation
- 2023: Construction starts
- Fall 2024: Construction complete, park opens
The timeline is subject to change.
About the Project
As part of the Newtonbrook Plaza Redevelopment at 5799-5915 Yonge St., there will be a new 6000m2 public park. The park will be located east of Yonge Street and south of Cummer Avenue, across from the new Newtonbrook Community Recreation Centre. The City is working with the developer to design and construct the park.
Proposed Concept Design
The proposed concept design includes:
- A large play area with swings and a sculptural climber
- A multi-use plaza with:
- Splash Pad
- Shade structure with café-style tables and chairs underneath
- An outdoor fitness area (actual fitness equipment to be determined)
- Games tables
- Ping pong/table tennis
- A large open lawn area, with surrounding seating
- Bench seating throughout the park
- Tree planting and native planting beds (plant material to be determined at a later date)
- A pedestrian pathway that connects the park to Yonge Street and Deering Crescent
- 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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- Games tables
- New planting
- Sculptural climber
- Swing area
- Linear seat wall
- Drinking fountain
- Splash pad
- Overhead structure with cafe seating
- Ping pong tables
- Fitness equipment
- Open lawn
- Stepped seating
- Existing trees
Phase 1: Concept Design
City staff conducted consultations on the concept design for the new park to help inform the development of a Preferred Concept. Feedback was collected through an online survey and virtual community meeting.
Download the What We Heard (Phase 1) Report.
November 4 to November 28, 2021
Staff collected input on the proposed Concept Design for the new park, including new park features, playground equipment, and general amenities. The survey received a total of 424 responses. In general, the majority of respondents were satisfied with the concept design.
- 51% of respondents were satisfied with the proposed design.
- 32% of respondents were somewhat satisfied with the proposed design.
- 10% of respondents were neutral with the proposed design.
- 6% of respondents were not satisfied with the proposed layout.
- 1% of respondents were not sure.
November 4, 2021
Virtual Community Meeting
A virtual community meeting was hosted by City of Toronto staff and the local Councillor to present the concept design for the new park, and gather feedback on the design and climber options through a question-and-answer session. 33 community members attended.
Download the meeting presentation.
City staff will be conducting a second round of community consultations on the Preferred Concept for the new park in early 2022.
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The image shows an artist rendering of the concept design, depicting the central plaza of the new park. The shade structure is to the left with café-style seating below. To the right in the foreground is a potential location of a water feature.
Artist rendering providing an aerial view of the concept design, looking south towards Turnberry Crescent.
A map showing the placement of the new park on Olympic Garden Drive, located east of Yonge Street and south of Cummer Avenue, across from the new Newtonbrook Community Centre.