Share your feedback on the concept design for this new park, in an online survey! Survey closes on January 3, 2022.

A new park is coming to Portland Street! The park will be located on Portland Street, south of Richmond Street West. The City is engaging the community to help determine the park design.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2021: Community engagement and design development
  • 2022: Detailed design
  • 2023: Construction starts
  • Summer 2024: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

As part of a new development at 543 Richmond St., a new 550m2 municipal park will be created on Portland Street, just south of Richmond Street West. The City is working with the developer and their landscape architect on the design and construction of the new park. The proposed park will include:

  • A shade structure
  • Seating areas
  • Planter beds with new plantings

Proposed Concept Design

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The proposed concept design includes:

  • A large shade structure with seating underneath
  • Informal seating opportunities, including granite cube seating and pebble seating
  • Formal seating opportunities including seat walls, benches and/or café-style tables
  • Various park lighting fixtures, including light poles and recessed LED strip lighting along the bottom of the curved seat walls
  • New planting areas, including canopy trees in planting beds
  • A metal privacy screen at the park’s southern boundary
  • A water bottle filling station and fountain
  • Stair access and ramp access to retail units that are proposed as part of the development of 543 Richmond St. W.

This image shows the proposed concept design for the new park on Portland Street, which will include a large shade structure, informal and formal seating opportunities, new planting areas, and more. A full description list is below.

  1. Large shade structure with seating underneath and lighting for ambiance
  2. Park Lighting: Light poles and recessed LED strip lighting
    along the bottom of the curved seat walls
  3. Park Paving: Textured paving to divide various zones
  4. Informal Seating Opportunities: Granite cube seating and pebble seating
  5. Formal Seating Opportunities: Seat walls, benches and/or café-style tables
  6. New planting areas, including canopy trees in planting beds
  7. Metal privacy screen at the park’s southern boundary
  8. Stair access and ramp access to retail units (Accessibility features)
  9. Water bottle filling station and drinking fountain (Accessibility features)

Phase 1: Concept Design

November 16, 2021

Stakeholder Meeting

Prior to wider community consultation, the project team and local Councillor’s Office met with two resident’s associations (Garment District Neighbourhood Association and Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association) to hear more about community priorities and provide an opportunity to share perspectives and thoughts on the concept design.

Key themes of discussion included:

  • Ensuring the park is maintained properly throughout the seasons (e.g. winter maintenance) and has a sufficient number of waste receptacles for park users
  • Additional bike rings should be added to the concept design
  • Consideration of the shade structure to be rainproof (non-permeable)
  • General support for the concept design overall
  • Ensuring the park doesn’t try to fit in too much in a small space
  • Materials used in the park should withstand pet/dog-use

Online Survey

December 3, 2021 to January 3, 2022

Share your feedback and perspectives on the concept design in an online survey. The survey closes on Monday, January 3, 2022.

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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 Katie Black at 416-338-0224 or Katie.Black@toronto.ca.

Aerial map showing the location of the new park on Portland Street, south of Richmond Street West. There is a red box around the larger development site, with the new park site shaded in green.
A map showing the placement of the new park at Portland Street as part of the new residential development. The new park is shaded in green.