Viola Desmond ParkAddress: 85 HUPFIELD TRL Map It
Formerly known as Hupfield Park, this 3.2 hectare park near Morningside Avenue and Old Finch Avenue features a ball diamond, multipurpose sports field, basketball court and a children's playground.
In 2018, a request was submitted to the City of Toronto to rename Hupfield Park to Viola Desmond Park. In 1946, Viola Irene Desmond, a Black Canadian businesswoman, challenged racial segregation at a film theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and inspired future generations of Black Canadians to advance the civil rights movement in Canada. She was featured in a Historica Canada "Heritage Minute", and in December 2016, it was announced that she would be the first Canadian woman depicted on the face of a Canadian banknote. Honouring Viola Desmond in Scarborough provides people of all backgrounds with an opportunity to learn about and celebrate an important historic role model.
- Intersection: Near: Hupfield Trail & Glanvil Cres
- TTC Information
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|Outdoor Basketball Court||1|