The City of Toronto wants your help naming the new 1.6 acre park coming to Toronto's Yonge and Wellesley area! With a shortlist of three names, voting is now open to name the L-shaped park bounded by the Opera Place condos to the west, Wellesley Street to the north, Breadalbane Street to the south, and St. Luke Lane to the east. 

City Poll Asks Public to Help Name New Park at 11 Wellesley WestDTAH design concept for the park, image retrieved from the City of Toronto

Currently owned by Lanterra Developments as part of their aptly named Wellesley on the Park site, the property will be conveyed to the City of Toronto as public parkland upon completion of the 60-storey condominium development. While the tower will rise in the northeast quadrant of the site, the DTAH-designed park will be constructed atop the remainder of the parking garage, plus part of the parking garage of the existing buildings to the west. The project broke ground in June-2015.

City Poll Asks Public to Help Name New Park at 11 Wellesley WestFuture park and condominium tower site as it appeared in early-July, image by Forum contributor Benito

Following a consultation process earlier this year, the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division of the City of Toronto and Ward 27 Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam selected three names that each pay homage to Canadian Aboriginal culture. "Miigwetch Park" and "Aanii Park" respectively use the words for 'thank you' and 'hello' in the language of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The third shortlisted name—Dr. Lillian McGregor Park—would honour a Toronto nurse and Aboriginal community leader with extensive involvement in a number organizations and institutions like the Native Canadian Centre, Native Child and Family Services, the Aboriginal Advisory Council, Nishnawbe Homes, and Ontario's Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy.

You can cast your vote at this link. Polls will be open until Tuesday, August 2, 2016. To learn more about the park and condominium development, visit the dataBase file linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or leave a comment using the space provided at the bottom of this page.