Vermont Square Park Design Presentation and Open House December 6th

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

Vermont Square Park Revitalization

Public Meeting

 The City of Toronto, in consultation with the Seaton Village Residents’ Association and the Vermont Square Park Renewal Committee, is planning improvements to Vermont Square Park.
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and PLANT Architect Inc. are holding public meetings seeking input from as many people as possible to ensure the park’s design accommodates a variety of recreation and leisure uses as a beautiful and functional public space.

 The Design Consultants will present their revised design for the park master plan, based on ideas contributed in previous public consultations.

Date: Monday December 6, 2010

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bob Abate Community Centre Gymnasium

485 Montrose Avenue (entrance is off Montrose Ave, 1 block west of Grace and just south of Bloor St.)

For more information, please contact:

Bob Duguid, City of Toronto (416)-392-1925 OR the SVRA

*****Interpretation services may be arranged with one week’s notice.




HOLIDAY MIXER at MayDay Malone’s to follow!

Come celebrate with the renewal team – first round is courtesy of the SVRA

 Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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One response to “Vermont Square Park Design Presentation and Open House December 6th

  1. I understand that consideration is being given to the installation of permanent chess tables in a corner of the park. I certainly approve. Although there are always limits, I must say the more the merrier. I have been teaching chess at Palmerston and other local schools (Huron, Hillcrest) for well over a decade and chess is as popular in Seaton Village as in any other part of Toronto, and probably more-so.

    We just opened (Oct. 18) the ANNEX CHESS CLUB located at 918 Bathurst St. which being on the west side is very much in Seaton Village. It meets every Monday night in the Great Hall. This is the first new chess club in downtown Toronto in 25 years.

    Here are some suggestions:

    1) At least 3 tables with appropriate seating should be installed.
    2) Make sure the tiles used for the squares are permanent. I have seen laminated ones (Wychwood Barns) which with wear and tear and particularly weather do peel off.
    3) Chess sets can be kept at St. Alban’s front office and can be signed out with a fully refundable deposit.
    4) Chess institute of Canada and the ANNEX CHESS CLUB will be happy to donate these sets for the park’s use.
    5) We would also be more than happy to arrange tournaments and demos and participate in the annual picnic and other major community events, we have a giant chess set which is available for these purposes. As a community member we would make this set available gratis.

    I would be happy to discuss any of the above with committee members, you may call me at 416-537-2299 or e-mail

    Although my family lives at Bathurst and St.Clair, we did reside at Follis and Manning for 5 years and much of our heart remains in Seaton Village. Through my continued involvement at Palmerston P.S. (22 years now) and with the addition of the new ANNEX CHESS CLUB, we consider ourselves very much a part of the community, and want to help.

    Wishing you all the best
    Ted Winick

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