Here's your chance to name a new Toronto park. The City of Toronto is running a contest to name a new city park. The “Rename Sherbourne Park” contest launching today, is open to all city residents who want to submit their ideas for the new park which will be located at the foot of Lower Sherbourne Street. The park will be part of a major redevelopment of the waterfront area, known as the East Bayfront community. It's all part of the revitalization of this section of the waterfront, which has been sorely in need of a transformation from its former industrial usage.

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To participate in the contest, send your name idea(s) to the Rename Sherbourne Park page between April 26 and May 14. Your must include a short paragraph explaining why your entry should be chosen. At the end of the submission period, a selection committee will choose a shortlist of names for public voting. The semi-final round of voting takes place May 31 to June 6, during which time the public can rank their favourite names from the shortlist. The top three names will move on to the final round of voting June 7 to 15th. The name that receives the most number of votes will become the new name of the park. The winning name will be announced on June 16 and the park should be open later on this summer. For official contest rules and the City of Toronto’s Policy Statement on Naming and Renaming Park & Recreation Facilities & Parks visit the contest homepage.

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