Our community features some of Toronto’s best parks, which are both centrepoints for our local residents and destinations for those visiting our neighbourhoods. But our challenge remains improving park facilities as they age while finding new and exciting ways to enhance our use of parks.

Working with local residents and organizations, I’ve championed the inclusion of community gardens within our parks as not only a way of growing fresh local food and building awareness of food security, but as a vital way to enrich our community

I also continue to work closely with local ‘Friends Of’ groups to animate our parks, and find creative ways to improve and better use our park facilities. Parks are such an important part of our lives, and investing in their upkeep and maintenance is essential for our community.

City Parks in Ward 14:

Aldwych Park
Ashbridges Bay Skateboard Park
Cosburn Park
Coxwell Ravine Park
Degrassi Street Park
Dieppe Park – click here for updates and join the Final Design Concept Online Community Meeting July 21, 2021.
Felstead Park
Four Oaks Gate Park
Gamble Playground
Greenwood Park
Hubbard Park
Jimmie Simpson Park
Joel Weeks Park
Jonathan Ashbridge Park
Kempton Howard Park – click here for updates on the 2020 revitalization
Leslie Grove Park
Livingstone Park
Logan Green Field
Matty Eckler Playground
McCleary Park
McCleary Playground
Monarch Park
Morse Street Playground
Phin Park
Riverdale Park East
Withrow Park

‘Friends Of’ Park Groups

Friends of Withrow Park

Friends of Withrow Park are a group of people who enjoy spending time at Withrow Park and who work to put together activities in the park and work towards park improvements.

Friends of Monarch Park

Friends of Monarch Park is a community based group that is interested in improving the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Monarch Park.

Friends of Phin Park
Friends of Greenwood Park

Friends of Dieppe Park

Friends of Dieppe Park is a volunteer group that works collaboratively to improve the green space, cultural and recreational activities of Dieppe Park in East York.

Community Gardens in Ward 14

Click here to earn more about the City’s community gardens.

Toronto Island flood repairs to cost $7.4M

BY NEWS STAFF

POSTED JAN 10, 2018 6:44 PM EST

Repairing the damage from the flooding in Toronto last year will cost $7.4 million — most of which the city will defer until at least 2019. That means when you set foot back on the Toronto Islands in a few months, it won’t be fully back to normal. Melting snow and intense rain last spring caused the worst flooding

Riverdale Park Rink & Skating Trail Now Open!

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 we celebrated the Grand Opening of the new rink and skating trail at Riverdale Park. Many of you came out to cut the ribbon and skate on the fresh ice. A big thank you to our Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff.

I hope everyone enjoys the new rink and trail over the 2017/18 winter season!

Click here for information on skating programs, public skate and shinny times.

Ward 30 Tree Lightings - Hold the Dates

 

Thursday November 23 - Leslie Grove Park - starts at 5:30 - tree lighting at 6:00

Friday November 24 - Withrow Park - starts at 5:30 - tree lighting at 6:15

Wednesday November 29 - Greenwood Park - starts at 5:30 - tree lighting at 6:15

Thursday November 30 - Joel Weeks Park - starts at 5:30 - tree lighting at 6:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Centreville Carousel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Centreville Antique Carousel

Centreville's 110 year old antique carousel has delighted thousands of children for over half a century. It boasts 52 hand carved wooden animals including cats, pigs, ostriches and rabbits and is one of only a handful of Dentzel Menagerie Carousels left in the world and the only one in Canada. The carousel is an important part of Toronto's history and a part of people's histories.

Riverdale Park East Update

Tennis Courts Now Open

After being closed temporarily due to the ongoing construction, the tennis courts can now be accessed from the stairs by Tennis Crescent. The Pool and Dog Off Leash Area can be accessed through the Montcrest Boulevard entrance.

New Fitness Equipment

There is a new fitness station in the park for public use. There are pull-up bars, step benches, a cargo net, and parallel bars. Equipment instructions on signage is also provided.

Leslieville Tree Festival - June 17, 2017

 

Join Councillor Paula Fletcher at the Leslieville Tree Festival on Saturday, June 17th at Leslie Grove Park from 12 pm to 4 pm. This is a free, fun-filled celebration with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

This year there is a new and exciting activity – kids will have the chance to climb a 24 foot high climbing wall! Instructors will be on-site to help and supervise. The Toronto All-Star Big Band will also be performing at the festival. This acclaimed and very talented group of young musicians revive the sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

Withrow Park Is Getting a New Rink!

Withrow Park Is Getting a New Rink! I am delighted to announce that Withrow Park will be getting a brand new, state of the art rink for the many skaters, ice and ball hockey players to enjoy. The new rink is in the design phase now.  Here is a sneak preview of the "conceptual" design.

Construction is scheduled to take place in the spring/fall of 2018 and if the weather cooperates

Tiverton Park Revitalization

Tiverton Park Construction Starts Tuesday, September 5th

I am delighted to let you know that the revitalization of Tiverton Park is set to begin on Tuesday morning September 5. The park will be closed as removals and demolition of the existing playground takes place. If the weather cooperates the work is scheduled for completion in December 2017.

I am very happy to share with you the final designs for Tiverton Park.

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