Featured Projects

Our projects range from large-scale planning and construction of new parks and facilities and the renovation and revitalization of existing, as well as smaller-scale rehabilitation or the creation of new and compact public spaces. Learn more about some of the featured projects taking place near you.

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Balmy Beach Park and Trail Accessibility Improvements

Parks, Forestry and Recreation is creating of a new trail through Balmy Beach Park which will provide improved park access, connecting the parking lot at the east end of the park down to the boardwalk and beach area.

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Baselands Trails, Tommy Thompson Park

The purpose of the Baselands Master Plan is to develop a pedestrian trail system that improves user experiences and accessibility while minimizing the impact to and respecting the ecological significance of the area.

Aerial illustration of Berczy Park site, looking northeast, as it will appear once fully complete in spring 2017. Courtesy Claude Cormier + Associés.

Berczy Park

The innovative and artful restoration of downtown's Berczy Park is almost complete, with the park open to visitors beginning Dec. 5, 2016, while finishing touches are prepared for the official opening in spring 2017.

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Block 31 in the Railway Lands

The City of Toronto is collaborating with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) to build a community centred facility, which will become the social, recreational and educational heart of the Railway Lands Community.

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College Park Project

College Park situated in the heart of the City, is undergoing a major revitalization. Public consultations are ongoing for these projects.

Cottonwood Flats Songbird Meadow. Photo courtesy of Toronto Field Naturalists

Cottonwood Flats Monitoring Project

The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Field Naturalists, will be conducting periodic ecological monitoring sessions in Cottonwood Flats beginning April, 2017. Data collected during these sessions will be used to determine plant and animal biodiversity in the area.

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Don Valley Brick Works Park North Entrance

City of Toronto will begin construction on a new north entrance trail connecting The Beltline Trail to Don Valley Brick Works Park.  Work is scheduled to begin October 2016, and completion is expected winter 2016/2017.  

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Huron Park Playground

Parks, Forestry and Recreation is happy to announce that through public consultation with the local community, stakeholders group, and students of grade one at Huron Street Junior Public School, the concept design for the revitalization of Huron Street Playground has been finalized.

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Langford Parkette and Logan Green Field Improvements

Improvements are coming to Langford Parkette and the green field east of Logan Avenue Parkette! We are inviting you to provide your input for the design of the both greenspaces. 

New meeting dates have been scheduled for the next CRG Members meetings in late February and early March.

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Lower Don Lookout

City of Toronto, Parks Forestry and Recreation will be constructing a new lookout on the west side of the Lower Don Trail overlooking the Don River (north of Pottery Road, south of Beechwood Wetland). Construction will begin April 2017.  

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Moss Park Redevelopment

The City of Toronto is considering a proposal to redevelop John Innes Community Centre, Moss Park Arena and the park space around them. 

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New Park at 318 Queens Quay

A new waterfront park is being designed at 318 Queens Quay West on Toronto's Central Waterfront. When completed, the park will serve as a gateway to the extensive park system along Toronto's Waterfront improving the waterfront park experience for area residents and waterfront park users citywide.

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New park at Dufferin and Peel

Have your say!  Voting to name the new park will be open from November 4 - 18, 2016.  Construction is scheduled to begin spring 2017.
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RE. Queen’s Park North

The goal of RE. Queen’s Park North is to celebrate the park’s history and honour its stature by creating a comprehensive plan and implementation strategy to ensure the park’s health and vitality for generations to come.

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Ramsden Park Revitalization

Phase 1 of the Ramsden Park revitalization is nearly complete and things are ramping up on our completed plans for Phase 2 construction scheduled for 2017.

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St. Andrew's Playground Improvements

Parks, Forestry and Recreation is pleased to announce a plan to explore future park improvements at St Andrew's Playground in order to address increased demands that are anticipated in this historically significant park.

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The Parks of Small's Creek

Small's Creek once ran through the east end of Toronto, originating near Danforth Avenue and Woodbine Avenue. It emptied into Small's Pond, along with two other now-lost rivers – Tomlin's Creek and Tiny Cairns Brook – in what is now Orchard Park.