Junction Triangle Parks update from Councillor Bailao

Some good news for a few of our local parks from our Ward 18 city councillor, Ana Bailao, in her June 23 newsletter:

Ana on Parks

In Toronto's urban environment, public park space acts as an oasis of grass, trees and plant-life that provide play, walk and enjoy. These public spaces are more than simple greenery, offering a wide assortment of services and programming to the neighbourhood community.

Recognizing the enormous contribution park space has on our community, we must not only make efforts to maintain these spaces, but also to improve them. Below are some recent projects designed to expand and improve the services of the parks in our area.

Carelton Park upgrades

On the morning of Friday June 17, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Carlton Park People's Auxiliary along with City of Toronto Parks and Urban Forestry staff to discuss upgrades for Carlton Park located just North of Edith Avenue, between Franklin and Edwin Avenues.

I am looking forward to working closely with City staff on a series of improvements for Carlton Park, which include the addition of more trees, picnic tables and garbage receptacles. I also plan to work closely with staff to upgrade the park design and incorporate separate entrances, pathways, a fire pit and a shelter structure.

While we work together to get these upgrades up and running I invite area residents to enjoy the two new picnic tables that have recently been installed in Carelon Park.

Campbell Park Upgrades.

For those residents familiar with Campbell park, during the winter this park's ice rink is well used by skaters and hockey players. Among the most popular and appreciated services are offered by a small kitchen in the rinkhouse, where Hot Chocolate and hotdogs are a welcomed treat after a game of shinny.

Unfortunately, the poor facilities of the small kitchenette severely limited the variety and amount of service that could be provided.

Working hard with City staff through the winter, we were able to include in the 2011 capital parks projects work to install new sinks and electrical units to support park staff in providing even better food service at Campbell.

Residents visiting inside the rinkhouse will also notice the new door which will improve access for Park staff to the kitchen.

These upgrades were recently showcased during a Campbell Park community dinner which had a great turnout. With over 100 residents attending throughout the evening, the event was a huge success. Special thanks to Michael Monastyrskyj, Yo Utano, Ava, Espe, Marina and the many staff who made this event so great. I look forward to many more.

Perth park upgrades

With the washrooms repaired, extra garbage and recycling bins, and repairs done to the playground equipment, Perth park is ready for another summer of fun and enjoyment by residents and families.

You can read the entire newsletter on Ana Bailao's website here.


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Campbell Park

Hi Carolynn,

Here is a link to see the location of Campbell Park in Google Maps. Just click on the park name highlighted in red.

For more information on Campbell Park, please go to http://campbellpark.ca/.

However, I don't think we have ever had a Farmers Market in Campbell Park. Although, I know the neighbours I've chatted with would love to have a Farmers Market in one of our parks. :)

The closest farmers markets to the Junction Triangle are:

Dufferin Grove Park

Sorauren Park

Hope this is helpful to you.

clear communication

I googled "farmer's market junction triangle" to see if there was a farmer's market today, near my home- a page came up about Campbell Park events. I don't know where that is- I would assume it is in/near the Junction, because it came up as a result of my google search, but....

It would be good to have addresses embedded in these headings so people don't have to either spend a lot of time sleuthing, or just give up and forget about it.


Carolynn Bloomer
809 Windermere