Thanks to the community for your participation in the surveys, design charettes, neighbourhood outreach and Park events we’ve organized over the past few years. We did it! The City of Toronto has done a fantastic job incorporating the community’s feedback and requests into the new design. We’re pleased to have been given a chance to advocate for the neighbourhood and work with Parks, Forestry & Recreation to meet the community’s goals to improve the park.
The goals included: expanding the play area (it has been increased by 35-40%), creating more imaginative and accessible all-ages play opportunities (the wading pool has been changed to a splash pad, a secondary smaller basketball court with a lower hoop has been added, the play apparatus includes opportunities for swings, slides, climbing, balancing, hide & seek and combined with more naturalized play areas), providing shade at the sandbox (as well as other play areas). To add another dimension to the all-ages play requests, a ping pong table and bocce court have been included as well as an increased amount of seating for all to enjoy the Park. Lastly, the addition of a Vimy oak to commemorate the Park’s namesake will provide more shade at the new, safer entrance location. The community has also been granted permission to plant a pollinator garden outside the north fence line to continue helping the initiative to create a pollinator network between the West Toronto Railpath, along Fermanagh and High Park Blvd, to High Park. This will be happen once the renovations are complete.
Final Concept plan developed by City with community feedback gathered by FOCGWP
Proposed Concept plan developed by City from community outreach feedback gathered by FOCGWP
Updates on Our Park
You are invited to a community meeting to discuss
with City of Toronto Parks Staff
and Councillor Gord Perks
Meeting Details: Wednesday December 4, 2019 7:00 - 8:30PM at Fern Avenue Public School - Auditorium 128 Fern Ave - Toronto, ON M6R 1K3