Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Christie Pits Park

Christie Pits (originally Willowvale Park) is a 8.9 hectare park located at 750 Bloor Street West and Christie Street, across from the Christie subway station. The park features the Alex Duff Memorial Pool, located at its edge are three baseball diamonds, a multi-sport field, basketball and volleyball courts, an artificial ice rink, a children's playground and labyrinth, a splash pad, a wading pool, and a community garden. The sides of the pits are highly sloped and are used in winter for tobogganing and related activities. Garrison Creek runs under the park, converted to a storm sewer at the turn of the 20th century. This facility has street parking around the outskirts of the park.

The park was named after the Christie Sand Pits which were on the location until the early 1900s. The sand pits had been named after Christie Street, which was named after William Mellis Christie, co-founder of the Christie & Brown Cookie Company, now known simply as Mr. Christie.

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Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Amphitheatre1

Bake Oven1

Ball Diamond1
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A
B
C
Bike Trail3

Changeroom Facility1

Dressing Room1

Drinking Fountain2

Firepit1

Kitchen1

Outdoor Basketball Court1

Outdoor Volleyball Court1

Parking Lot1

Picnic Shelter1

Picnic Site1

Playground1

Sport Field1
C
Sportspad Area1

Wading Pool1

Washroom Facility1


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Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Outdoor Rink1


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