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History of the Charles G. Williams Playground at Sorauren Park blog



The Sorauren Park blog has a great history of this park written by Rod Shirken.

an excerpt,

Charles G. Williams Park (75 Wabash Ave) is technically another park across Wabash Avenue from Sorauren Park, though many people call it the “Sorauren playground.”

It features the popular playground, sandbox, basketball court, and a wading pool open and staffed by Parks, Forestry and Recreation in July and August from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

HISTORY: The park was an initiative of the Roncesvalles-Macdonell Residents’ Association called “12 Acres Short”. It was begun in the late 1970s to secure much needed parkland for the North Parkdale area (Sorauren Park didn’t exist then: TTC repair barns occupied the space).

complete article here

Found in the Sorauren Park email newsletter