Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Sherbourne Common

Address: 5 Lower Sherbourne St Map It

The Paul Quarrington outdoor Ice Rink, located at 61 Dockside Drive, provides a lovely waterfront view while engaging in physical activity. Enjoy an leisurely or brisk skate while taking in the city's wonderful sites. After, enjoy a stroll around Queens Quay. A great destination location with seasonal opportunities and fun for all ages.

The Ice Rink/Splash Pad at Sherbourne Common were named in honour of Paul Quarrington in 2014. Paul Quarrington was a successful Toronto author, musician and screenwriter. He wrote the prize winning novels Whale Music (Governor's General Award for Fiction, 1989) and King Leary (Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, 1988) and performed with the Canadian bands Porkbelly Futures and Joe Hall and the Continental Drift. Paul's screenwriting credits include films such as Camilla, Perfectly Normal and Men with Brooms. He was a great influence for future generations of artists as an educator at the University of Toronto and Humber College.

Special Features
AWARDS - 2014 Toronto Urban Design Awards, Award of Merit and 2012 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) National Honour-Design, for its sophisticated integration of design, art and engineering.

  • Ward: 28
  • District: Waterfront
  • TTC Information: Queens Quay transit just east of Jarvis beside the CORUS building on Queens Quay



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Public Skate-unsupervised
9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm9am - 10pm
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Drinking Fountain2


Splash Pad1

* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Outdoor Rink1

Accessibility Feature
Please contact the facility at (416) 394-8111, prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
View the Definitions for Fully and Partially Physically Accessible Facilities to learn more about accessible amenities that are available at each facility.