Broadway Avenue Parkette is a new parkette located at 176 Broadway Ave., near Mount Pleasant Road and Broadway Avenue, that opened to the public in January 2024. The parkette design was developed through a three-phase community engagement process. In spring 2024, a light pole, tables and benches will be installed in the parkette.

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  • Fall 2021: Community engagement
  • Spring 2022: Hire a design team
  • Summer 2022 to Spring 2023: Design development
  • Fall 2022 to early Winter 2022: Community engagement
  • Fall 2023: Construction starts
  • Early Winter 2024: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

In this phase of community engagement process, the project was introduced and a survey was available to collect preliminary ideas and preferences from the community on the features and activities for the new parkette.

January 2024

The project is complete.

September 2021

Online Survey

An online survey was available from August 23 to September 15, 2021 to gather thoughts and ideas about the new parkette from the community. The survey received 599 responses, which included input from 1,168 participants of various ages.

The feedback from this survey will help the project team develop concept plan options, which will be shared with the community for further input.

  • 88 per cent of respondents identified trees and planting areas as being one of the most important features for the new park
  • 86 per cent of respondents identified seating as being one of the most important features for the new park
  • 83 per cent of respondents identified lighting as being one of the most important features for the new park
  • 64 per cent of respondents indicated that safety was a priority when thinking about the new park

Download the full survey summary report for more information.

In this phase of the community engagement process, design options were presented in an online survey, public meeting, and pop-up event to provide an update on feedback collected to date and to share information about the design options being explored. Feedback will be collected to help inform the final proposed design.

November 2022

Download the feedback summary report. This contains feedback from all Phase 2 engagement.

Online Survey

From November 10 to November 24, 2022, an online survey was available to collect feedback on the two design options for the new parkette. The survey received 263 responses. The project team will use this feedback to help inform the development of a preferred design.

Overall Preferred Option

When asked to provide an overall preferred option, more than half of respondents (59 per cent), preferred design option 2, compared to 37 per cent of respondents who preferred design option 1, and 4 per cent of respondents who did not know/preferred not to answer.

Pop-Up Event

On November 17, 2022, the project team held a pop-up event on Mount Pleasant Road, south of Broadway Avenue, from 3 to 5 p.m. Approximately 35 community members provided feedback on the design options for the new parkette and learned more about the project.

Overall Preferred Option

Preferences were split between design options, with equal support for Design Option 1 and Design Option 2.

Virtual Public Meeting

On November 10, 2022, the project team shared two design options based on community comments. Feedback on these designs was collected.

Download the meeting presentation.

In this phase of community engagement, the final design for the new parkette will be shared with the community on this page and with those subscribed to the project mailing list.

Final Park Design

The final design for the new parkette has been developed based on community feedback with consideration to site conditions and constraints, and the operational requirements for the park.

Image of final design that shows a pathway leading into the park on the east side, which then jogs to the west and ends at a small garden bed. There are 2 picnic tables with chess boards a double- sided bench and a small garden bed along the left side of the path. On the right side of the path is a play area with play equipment, an accessible ramp, and a concrete curb and armourstone seatwalls. There is a planting bed on the north side of the play area. On the south side of the play area, there is a water bottle filler and bench pad for 2 benches, connected to the park pathway. The rest of the park is an open lawn area with lounge chairs, which is bordered by a large planting bed on the northwest side. There are some existing trees at the south and north sides of the park. A decorative metal fence is shown along part of the south property line, north of the sidewalk along Broadway Avenue.


  1. Existing tree
  2. New tree planting
  3. Planting bed with ornamental pollinator planting
  4. Lounge chairs on hard surface
  5. Open lawn area
  6. New specimen tree
  7. Play area (play equipment and cedar-based wood fibre safety surfacing)
  8. New concrete playground edge
  9. New armour stones
  10. New concrete playground ramp
  11. Accessible hard surface area
  12. Two-way feature bench
  13. Picnic table with chessboard
  14. Accessible picnic table with chessboard
  15. Water bottle filler
  16. New benches with backrests and armrests
  17. New decorative metal fence
  18. New maintenance gate
  19. Existing concrete sidewalk

The playground design includes a new play structure for ages two to 12, a basket swing, a multi-user spring toy, and an activity panel.

Artistic rendering of playground from aerial or overhead view. Artistic rendering of playground from side view. Artistic rendering of playground from birds eye view.

The City is building a new municipal parkette at 176 Broadway Ave. (formerly 174-180 Broadway Ave.), near Mount Pleasant Road and Broadway Avenue. The parkette design will be developed in consultation with the community. Budget, site limitations and operational requirements will also be considered throughout the design development process.

A visioning survey was launched in 2021 to gather preliminary thoughts and ideas about the type of features people would like to see and activities they would like to do at the new parkette.

The feedback received helped the project team to determine the primary scope of features for the parkette, which include:

  • Trees and planting areas
  • Open lawn areas for passive recreation
  • Playspace (ages two to 12)
  • Seating
  • Pathways
  • Lighting