Phase One is completed. Phase Two will start in summer 2019 with expected completion in 2020.

St. James Park is undergoing improvements identified in the conceptual master plan developed through extensive consultation with stakeholders and the public.

Phase One

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A drawing showing the area that will be closed for improvements. Click to expand concept design.

The improvements include:

  • a new, custom playground with a market theme and¬†waterplay¬†feature
  • a new entry plaza at the north-east entrance (Jarvis and Adelaide) with seating and a heritage interpretation lighting feature
  • new park lighting
  • new tree planting
  • horticultural planting
  • new accessible connecting walkways.

The existing metal trellis and vine near the northeast entrance will remain in place.

Phase Two

The second phase of park improvements will be implemented in 2019 to 2020 and will include all areas of the park outside of Phase One, following the approved master plan.

Phase two site plan showing updated entry plazas and new central plaza and pavilion of St. James Park
Phase two site plan showing updated entry plazas and new central plaza and pavilion of St. James Park

The improvements include:

  • new entry plazas at 3 corner locations (SE, SW, NW), each with seating and a unique heritage interpretation feature
  • new central plaza with seating
  • new open-air park pavilion located on the east side of the new central plaza
  • new park lighting throughout, with LED light fixtures that match those used in Phase 1
  • new park feature lighting at central plaza and pavilion including a seasonal lighting element
  • new tree planting
  • revitalization of the existing garden along King Street with wider paths, new benches, and new planting
  • the fountain in the garden will remain
  • new accessible connecting walkways throughout the park

Conceptual Images


Phase One took place from May 2018 to fall 2018.

Phase Two will start in summer 2019.

The improvements were identified in the approved conceptual master plan for park improvements. The master plan was developed in 2015-2016 and involved extensive consultation with stakeholders, the local Councillor and the public.

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