Gage Park

Gage Park is a 30 hectare multi-use park located at 1000 Main Street East in Ward 3.

The site is bounded by Main Street East, Gage Avenue, Lawrence Road and the homes of Rothsay Avenue.

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  • August 29, 2015 - Pump track opening ceremonies
  • July 2015 - Partial replacement of west walkway lights completed
  • Spring 2015 - Gage Avenue South sidewalk and entrance construction completed
  • February 2015 - Partial replacement of walkway lights contract awarded to Wiens Underground Electric Ltd.
  • June 2014 - Fountain terraces redeveloped
  • May 2013 - Fountain restoration completed
  • 2012 - Construction of baseball diamonds completed
  • 2011 - Construction of greenhouses completed
  • March 2010 - Gage Park Master Plan approved by Council

Walkway lighting and paving

Construction of this phase is ongoing. Replacement of the walkway lights was awarded to Wiens Underground Electric Ltd. in February 2015. This work includes:

  • Replacing all existing walkway lights with LED fixtures
  • Installing new electrical distribution system
  • Installing hard surface walkways as per the Master Plan
  • Defining pedestrian entrances into the park

Stormwater management and flood remediation

The stormwater management pond is in the conceptual design stage. The Environmental Assessment was completed from 2011-2013. This work includes:

  • Developing stormwater management pond in Gage Park that will blend with the existing park and provide flood relief to study area residents. 
  • Complete an environmental assessment to asses hydraulic conditions and capacity of the storm sewer systems in the Rothsay Avenue district, determine factors influencing flooding and develop a preferred alternative to mitigate flooding conditions.

Gage Park has been evolving since 1919.

The park includes:

  • the Children’s Museum
  • Gage Park Fountain
  • perennial gardens
  • Public Works yard
  • greenhouses
  • the tropical house
  • the Roselawn Lawn Bowling Club
  • the Rosedale Tennis Club
  • the Robinson Bandshell
  • rose gardens
  • baseball diamonds
  • play areas
  • spray pad
  • an extensive walkway system
  • open green passive areas
  • mature trees

Gage Park Master Plan

The Gage Park Master Plan was approved on March 31, 2010. This plan will guide all future development work in the park. 

Contact us

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

Hin Tat Lam
Landscape Architect
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4621