Ramsden Park Revitalization
Plans are being made to revitalize the walkways, recreational facilities and playgrounds of Ramsden Park, one of Toronto’s oldest and largest parks. The revitalization project will address important heritage concerns, increasing park usage, improving recreational facilities, and new tree plantings and landscaping.
Construction is planned in three phases with the following elements of Phase 1 now open:
- Dogs off leash area (DOLA)
- Roxborough entryway, path and steps
- Area west of tennis courts, north of Pears Ave., south of Roxborough Ave., and east of Avenue Road
Phase 2 construction will add new and exciting features to Ramsden Park including:
- Upgraded Dog Off-Leash Area
- Upgraded Hillsboro staircase – ramp and entryway
- Upgraded Yonge Street entranceways with accessible ramp
- Amphitheatre-style gathering space
- New multi-use court
- Site furnishings, circular bench around existing tree
- Landscaping with perennials
Stage 2 and 3 Construction is planned for Spring 2018 (subject to change).
More detailed Stage 2 and 3 timeframes will be provided once construction commencement approaches.
Included in the Ramsden Park Phase 2 project is an upgraded north-east corner Yonge Street entryway with accessible ramp. At the bottom of the slope will be an amphitheatre style gathering space. The curving seat at the base of the accessible ramp slope will provide plenty of casual seating. The base of an existing tree will have a circular bench that will permit larger gatherings to be seated. In addition, there is a promontory and overlook over the space from the weathered steel wall, where the City Poet Laureate’s poem will be engraved.