Earlscourt Park: 100 Years

Responding to the urging of local residents for a park, the City of Toronto purchased the 32-acre estate of the Royce family and officially opened Earlscourt Park on Saturday, October 23, 1920.

This fall marks its centenary. In order to mark this event, Councillor Bailão brought together representatives from many groups from the community that share the park. A Committee was formed and is busy planning a number of events and activities to celebrate the park’s centenary.

Your Regal Heights Residents’ Association is participating on this committee and we will use this page on our website as an information portal for our members to keep informed of plans for the Centenary and to provide feedback to the committee.

Coloured version of 1893 sketch of Preston Villa (now Earlscourt Park) Davenport and Lansdowne Ave. Attributed to Owen Staples (1866-1949) Source: Toronto Public Library

News and Information (Chronology)

August 2020 Help Design the new Splashpad!

Earlscourt Park (which is turning 100 years old this fall!) is putting in a new splash pad, and the City wants to know how your kids think it should be designed!
Take the survey and fill in the activity workbook here:

August 2020Update from Councillor Bailão”

Did you know that 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Earlscourt Park?  To celebrate this milestone, Muse Arts is working with the Earlscourt Centennial Planning Committee to create two community murals highlighting both Indigenous history for the area, and park history. If this park holds unique significance for you and your family, I encourage you to become involved.

January 30thHelp choose a logo”

Earlscourt Park turns 100 years old in 2020 and the centennial committee is looking for a logo to mark the occasion. They invited artists across the community to submit designs. Competition was fierce in the first round, but the committee has voted and narrowed the field down to 5 choices. Help decide which one is the winner! Please vote for the one you like best by midnight, Sunday, February 9th and feel free to let others know about the contest. Just go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LJVYNT8

February 20th “The official Logo Has Been Selected!”

Contribute to the Commemorative Booklet!

One of the planned activities is a commemorative booklet, telling the story of the park; including its history and evolving use. For this booklet, we are collecting personal anecdotes, people’s memories of the park over the years. If you have a story about picnics you shared in the park, or skating in the park, or soccer games you attended, or any memory you would like to share, please forward these to this site. If you would rather provide an oral anecdote, simply let us know, and we will arrange to interview you at your convenience.

Earlscourt Park Memories
Please reach out to me so I can share my memories with one of your volunteers in person