Park Updates

Lawrence Park Playground Revitalization

After months of planning and construction, the playground in Lawrence Park (behind the Locke Library) is now complete!

After two years of working to secure the necessary funds and battling water drainage problems in the park, our community is now home to an improved and revitalized green space.

This newly animated park has elements for children of all ages, including swings, slides and picnic tables, as well as a brand new shaded sandbox and improved walkway lighting.

A grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting will be held next spring.

Lord Seaton Park Playground Revitalization

We have been working closely with city staff over the fall to finalize playground design details.

At this time, they are aiming to begin construction next spring, with full completion expected in summer 2017.

Many of you shared your feedback with me on this project, through a survey and working group, and I wish to thank you for your engagement and participation.

Mossgrove Park Playground Revitalization

Over the next while, we’ll be revitalizing this sprawling park at York Mills and Leslie and improving the playground and green space.

We look forward to working with the community as this project gets underway. Stay tuned for future updates.

Don Mills Trail – Northern Extension

The northern extension of the trail was completed this summer. “Hard” elements of the project such as paving work, stone ground cover and signage was deferred to the fall to help minimize damage to the newly laid asphalt as a result of the summer heat.

The remaining “hard” and “soft” elements – such as landscaping – are expected to be completed by spring 2017.

Don Mills Trail – Southern Extension

I recently facilitated a meeting between senior city staff and local residents.

Despite several setbacks over the years, a very productive brainstorming session took place at City Hall and the working group left the room with a renewed plan to establish this much-needed connection.

Wilket Creek Rehabilitation Project

The Toronto and Region Conservation  Authority, on behalf of the City of Toronto, is currently working on preparations to commence the next phase of this project.

Work for this phase of the project will address sections of the watercourse between the two access routes off of Leslie Street.

Construction is anticipated to start this month pending receipt of all necessary permits and approvals and will carry on through the winter into next year.

Staff will be updating the alternative route map, project information signs and website regularly in order to provide park users and trail enthusiasts with current information on trail closures and the ongoing construction activities.

For more information, please visit the TRCA’s website at