Tell us about Oakwood-St Clair! Complete the virtual mapping exercise and the online survey by March 18, 2021, to help shape the future of parks in the Oakwood-St Clair neighbourhood.

The City is studying the parks and outdoor spaces in Oakwood Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West neighbourhood to identify opportunities for improvement. These improvements could include park upgrades, creating new parks, and better access and connections between parks and other public spaces. The findings of this study will guide short and long-term improvements to the local park system.

Project Timeline

  • Spring 2020 to Fall 2020: Background review and analysis
  • Winter-Spring 2021: Public engagement and assessment of gaps and needs
  • Spring 2021: Prepare plan

 

The City of Toronto Parkland Strategy (adopted by City Council in November 2019) identified that the neighbourhood around the Oakwood Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West intersection is a priority area for parkland acquisition and improvements due to the low number of existing parks in the neighbourhood. As a next step, the creation of a detailed local parks plan was recommended.

The Oakwood-St. Clair Parkland Study will assess the neighbourhood to identify opportunities to improve existing parks, create new parks, and improve access and connections between parks and other public spaces. This includes exploring ways to make parks inclusive and welcoming spaces. The findings of this study will be used to inform decision-making and budgets for improvements to the park system in the area for years to come.

This study will investigate improvements to the park system in the area shown in the following map, with a focus on improvements that provide benefit to the priority area shown in orange.

Map of Oakwood and St Clair area. Red outline describes the study area bordered by Davenport Rd. on the South, Bathurst St. on the East, Earlsdale Ave. on the North and Mc Roberts Ave/Caledonia Park Rd. on the West. The map also highlights blocks representing areas of parkland need which covers approximately 30% – 40% of the map shown.

This study complements several recent and upcoming improvements to Parks in the neighbourhood, including:

Tell us about your neighbourhood parks! By sharing your knowledge, experiences and ideas, you can have a direct impact on the outcomes of this study. We welcome your feedback in the following engagement opportunities.

Virtual Mapping Exercise

Tell us how you use parks in the Oakwood and St. Clair neighbourhood, what you like and dislike, and your ideas for improvements by placing pins on an interactive map of the study area. Open until March 18, 2021

Online Survey

Take the online survey to help us understand how you get to parks in the Oakwood and St. Clair neighbourhood, what features you would like to see added to parks, and more. Open until March 18, 2021.

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