Local Parks – New and Improved!

August 2014

Much has been done to improve the green space in and near the Yonge North Corridor.

Here are some recent and currently planned enhancements.

Rose Garden – Expected to open as a public space this fall, the Rose Garden is situated at Yonge and Park Home. The land was owned by a developer and recently obtained as parkland.

Lee-Lifeson Art Park – In 2015 there will be a new Art Park east of Yonge St. bounded by Hillcrest Ave., Princess Ave. and Gladys Allison Gate (parallel to and near Doris Ave.)

Yet Unnamed Park – The city is obtaining nearly 2.5 acres of property behind the Toronto Hydro building west of Yonge St. and north of Finch Ave. Development and design plans have yet to be prepared.

Olive Square Park – Opened in 2012, this small park is on the east side of Yonge St. south of Finch Ave.

Gwendolen Park – Beyond but near the Yonge North Corridor, this park, south of Sheppard Ave. and west of Yonge St., will soon include a new walking trail and adult fitness circuit.

Avondale Park – The playground will soon have a rubberized tile surface