Two new parks are coming to the Moss Park Neighbourhood as part of mixed-use development projects. The park designs will be determined through community engagement.

The name of this project has been corrected to Moss Park Neighbourhood from North St. Lawrence Neighbourhood.

  • Winter 2022: Hire a design team
  • Spring 2022 to Fall/Winter 2022: Community engagement and design development
  • Spring 2023 to Winter 2023: Detailed designs
  • New Park on Richmond Street East:
    • 2024: Hire a construction team and construction starts
    • 2025: Construction complete, park opens
  • New Park on King Street East:
    • 2025: Hire a construction team and construction starts
    • 2026: Construction complete, park opens

The timeline is subject to change.

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June 2022

Online Survey

From June 8 to June 30, 2022, an online survey took place to collect the community’s ideas for the two new parks. The feedback will help develop a draft design for each park. The survey results will be shared here when available.

Community Pop-Up Event

On Tuesday, June 21, the project team held two community pop-up events. The pop-ups consisted of project information boards and feedback boards that allowed community members to learn about the project and share their preferences for the design of the two new parks.

The pop-ups occurred on King Street East, west of Ontario Street from approximately 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Queen Street East, west of Ontario Street, from approximately 3 to 6 p.m.

Approximately 100 community members provided feedback at the pop-ups.

The feedback collected at these events will be shared here when available.

Black Community Advisory Group

Community members could apply to join the Black Community Advisory Group from June 8 to June 30, 2022. Successful applicants will be contacted directly through email.

Thoughtful park design can help create a welcoming and inclusive space for all Toronto residents and is part of our work towards addressing anti-Black racism in our city. To ensure the perspective and needs of Black community members are reflected in the park design, a Black Community Advisory Group (BCAG) will act as an advisory body through the park design process.

The BCAG will meet in each phase of the design process (three meetings total) to review, deliberate, and discuss key project elements. The BCAG will be comprised of 12 to 15 members, including local Black community members as well as organizations that serve the local Black community.

No professional experience is needed to apply. Members of all ages in the local Black community and organizations that serve the local Black community are encouraged to apply.

Members of the BCAG will be provided with a $50 honorarium per meeting for their participation.

Two new parks are coming to the Moss Park Neighbourhood as part of mixed-use development projects:

  • New Park on Richmond Street East: this park will be 1400 m2 (about the size of a hockey rink), and will be located on the north side of Richmond Street East, west of Ontario Street. This park is being built as part of a development agreement at 261 Queen St. E.
  • New Park on King Street East: this park will be 470 m2 (about the size of a tennis court), and will be located on the north side of King Street East, west of Ontario Street. This park is being built as part of a development agreement at 254-260 King St. E.

Indigenous Placekeeping (an approach to design that focuses on Indigenous histories and futures while connecting ecological, historical and cultural relationships to a place) will be incorporated into the design of both parks.

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Both new parks are located in the North St. Lawrence Neighbourhood. The new park on Richmond Street East is show in in Orange and is 1400 metres squared. It is located north-west of the intersection of Ontario Street and Richmond Street East. The new park on King Street East is shown in purple and is 470 metres squared. It is located north-west of the intersection of Ontario Street and King Street East.

Each park will be referred to by its location until it is officially named. The park naming process is separate from the park design process.