The Name That Park contest in Toronto is down to the final five candidates: Ataratiri Park, Corktown Common, Don River Park, King’s Reserve and Wonscotonach Park.
A total of 448 names were submitted by the public to The Grid’s contest between April 11 and April 25 in search of a new name for an 18-acre park near Toronto’s revitalized waterfront.
The purpose of the contest is to find a name that represents the park’s unique location in the heart of one of Canada’s newest and most technologically advanced and sustainable communities.
Many of the names submitted reflect the park’s strengths, as well as geographical, historical and environmental references.
“We’re extremely pleased that so many people are participating in the contest to help us name this spectacular new park,” said John Campbell, president and CEO of Waterfront Toronto, in a media release. “It’s a reminder of how important the waterfront is for the entire city and how much the public values vibrant parks and public spaces.”
Currently known as the Don River Park because of its location alongside the 38-km Don River, it is the largest park in the area.
The shortlist of fives names for the renaming of the park was chosen by a selection committee made up of community representatives and reviewed by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department to ensure the proposed names meet the city’s naming policies.
Online voting is open to the public from May 6 until May 17 and the winner will be announced on May 22 following official approval from the City of Toronto.
For more information about the names or to cast a vote visit www.thegridto.com/name-that-park.