Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Christie Pits Park

Address: 750 Bloor St W Map It

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.

Then and Now: Parks and Recreation through the years!



Sun Aug 21Mon Aug 22Tue Aug 23Wed Aug 24Thu Aug 25Fri Aug 26Sat Aug 27
Aboriginal Baseball
(13 - 24yrs)
      4 - 7pm


Next Week
Sun Aug 21Mon Aug 22Tue Aug 23Wed Aug 24Thu Aug 25Fri Aug 26Sat Aug 27
Wading Pool
11am - 5pm10:30am - 6:30pm10:30am - 6:30pm10:30am - 6:30pm10:30am - 6:30pm10:30am - 6:30pm11am - 5pm
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *

Bake Oven1

Ball Diamond1
Bike Trail3

Changeroom Facility1

Dressing Room1

Drinking Fountain2



Outdoor Basketball Court1

Outdoor Volleyball Court1

Parking Lot1

Picnic Shelter1

Picnic Site1


Sport Field1
Sportspad Area1

Wading Pool1

Washroom Facility1

* 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