A new 3,750 m2 park is coming to 20 Castlefield Ave. in the Yonge-Eglinton neighbourhood. Construction of the future park is expected to take place in 2026 following the completion of construction staging by an adjacent developer on the eastern portion of the site.

  • August 2023 to late 2025/early 2026: Staging for adjacent redevelopment project takes place on a portion of the new park site
  • November 2023: A portion of the future park opens to the public
  • 2024: Community engagement and design development for the new park
  • 2026: Entire park site closes for construction
  • 2027: New park construction complete, park opens

The timeline is subject to change.

November 2023

A portion of the future park opened to the public. Visit the About the Project section for more information about the amenities that will be installed as they become available.

Park users playing basketball on the full basketball court installed as part of the Phase 1 Activation. Other Phase 1 amenities including a triple hoop and pickleball courts are also visible.
Park user playing on pavement markings installed as part of the Phase 1 Activation, including an obstacle course and four square.
Pickleball court installed as part of the Phase 1 Activation.

The future park at 20 Castlefield Ave. is located in a neighbourhood with one of the fastest rates of growth and lowest rates of parkland in the city. Once constructed, the new park will be the largest park addition in Midtown Toronto in decades.

The park design will be developed through a community engagement process planned to start in 2024. Before the park design and development process starts, the site is being activated to provide a community gathering space and opportunities for recreation and leisure.


The future park is located at the northeast corner of Castlefield Avenue and Duplex Avenue, one block west of Yonge Street just south of St. Clement’s School. The park site is adjacent to a redevelopment project at 2940-2514 Yonge St., which will be temporarily using 934 m2 of the park site for construction staging.

Park Amenities

Starting in fall 2023, a 2,800 m2 space on the future park site will be available for community use with the following features:

  • Safety and security upgrades including new pavement and a new fence separating the public space from the construction area to the east
  • A dedicated pickleball court with lines and a permanent net
  • A full basketball court (the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan identifies this neighbourhood as being within a gap area for this type of amenity)
  • Tables and seating
  • A paved play area and community gathering space

Site History

20 Castlefield Ave. was formerly a parking lot operated by the Toronto Parking Authority. In October 2021, City Council redesignated the land at 20 Castlefield Ave., to Parks in the City’s Official Plan. In February 2023, management of the site was transferred to the City. The Midtown Parks and Public Realm Plan, which provides a comprehensive vision for parks and public realm in Midtown Toronto, identifies this location as a space with park opportunity.