The green space on CAMH property adjacent to Shaw Street provides a place for patients to access nature as part their recovery and a meeting ground where the West Queen West neighbourhood interacts daily with the CAMH community.
At 7,100 square metres, TD Commons is the largest open area on CAMH property. In October 2019, work began on the underground utility services including water supply, sewer & drainage lines, lighting and telecommunications cabling. Throughout the rest of 2019 and into Spring 2020, we will continue making additional improvements including installing planters and trees, creating additional walking paths and extending Stokes Street through to Shaw Street.
Work on the north part of the space is scheduled to be complete in summer 2020. Work on the south end will continue until summer 2021 after which time TD Commons will be fully open to clients, families and community.
When complete, TD Commons will feature diverse trees, shrubs and plants, increased walking paths that will be illuminated in the evening, more benches, a pavilion, a 335-square metre children’s play zone including a misting station, and donor-funded installation art. It will truly be central meeting point in our community where CAMH patients, staff and the Queen West neighbourhood can interact.
We will be planning an official opening of TD Commons in the Summer of 2020 (following the completion of improvement work) and will continue to welcome the community onto CAMH grounds during events like DoorsOpen Toronto, Queen West Art Crawl, the Toronto Flower Market, the Sunshine Market (in partnership with FoodShare) and ceremonial events such as Pow Wows.
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