Improving our Parks

Central Park

Central Park is an existing park located at 171 Bay Street North, Ward 2 and falls within the central neighbourhood. It is a neighbourhood park 3.25 hectares in size. Local residents can easily walk or bike to this park. Neighbourhood Parks generally have a mix of passive areas, sports facilities, informal and formal play areas, and may include natural areas.

In 2014, the Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study identified Central Park for redevelopment. The study aligns with the West Harbour Secondary Plan to establish a comprehensive land use plan for the West Harbour area.

Existing Conditions Map


Central Park offers a variety of activities for all ages.

Existing amenities include:

  • accessible play structure
  • ball diamond
  • tennis courts
  • multi-purpose court
  • spray pad
  • shelter
  • asphalt pathways
  • benches
  • SoBi Hub located at Bay Street North entrance

Proposed amenities include:

  • informal soccer field for juniors
  • multi-use court (basketball and ball hockey)
  • benches
  • walkways
  • sun shelter
  • splash pad
  • open lawn
  • sobi bike hub
  • junior and senior play structures
  • adult fitness equipment
  • tree planting
  • dog park*
  • community garden*

*note: dependent on community interest and volunteers


  • Construction works for underground servicing contract - Summer of 2020
  • Public Information Centre to Discuss Phase 1 Functional Plan - April 10, 2018
  • Functional Park design, Phase 1 - 2017
  • Park Master Plan - July 2016
  • Public Information Centre - Thursday, January 28, 2016
  • ​Public Information Centre - Thursday, October 15, 2015
  • Public Meeting - Thursday, September 24, 2015


July 2019 - Reponse to Online Survey Submitted by Residents
The City received a survey created by residents in June 2019. To clarify the new works and the decision making process, we created a survey reponse to residents, including survey questions and results. Response to Residents Survey (PDF, 1 MB)

April 2018 - Public Consultation Session Feedback Form
Resident questions from the Session were collected and answers by the City are provided.
Public Consultation Feedback Form (PDF, 128 KB)

April 2018 - Functional Plan
Phase 1 Plan developed to guide the Phase 1 detail design drawings and future construction.
Phase 1 Central Park Functional Plan (PDF, 1.75 MB)

January 2016 - Master Plan and Phase 1 Drawing
Conceptual plans developed for the entire study area. Updates to plan will be posted on this project page. 
Central Park Master Plan (PDF, 4 MB)
Central Park Master Plan Drawing Phase 1 (PDF, 704 KB)

October 2015 - Existing Conditions Plan (PDF, 1.85 MB)

May 2014 - Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study
The study establishes a future vision for the Barton-Tiffany area to guide development and identify redevelopment opportunities, including Central Park. Central Park Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study (PDF, 3.37 MB)

Contact us

If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, contact:

Louise Thomassin  BLA, OALA, ISA-2020A
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext 1303
Email: [email protected]