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Your Turn to Choose from Eight New Names for Sherbourne Park

Part of the hoarding surrounding Sherbourne Park, as of Saturday, May 29. Photo by Joel Charlebois/Torontoist.

Five-hundred-and-something new names for Sherbourne Park are now eight—and now, choosing the name of the city’s most exciting new public park is back in the public’s hands.
Waterfront Toronto and Torontoist’s competition to pick a new name for the park now being built at the foot of Sherbourne Street garnered a massive number of submissions, and in the middle of May, a selection committee (including Councillor Pam McConnell [Ward 28, Toronto Centre–Rosedale], Torontoist, and others) narrowed those hundreds of names down to just eight semi-finalists.
Those semi-finalists are: Bayfront Village Green, Blue Edge Park, Kanadario Park, Merchant’s Wharf Park, Ridout Park, Sherbourne Commons, Tkaronto Park, and Waterside Park. (Sorry hockey fans: “Wendel Park” didn’t make it.)
From today, May 31, until June 7, you can pick and rank your favourite names from those semi-finalists right here, using a ranked ballot—you select all the names you’d like to win, and then rank them in the order of how much you like them. The three top names, as decided by Toronto, will go to the final round of voting, which begins on June 9. Go vote here.


  • Adam McDowell

    What if my first choice is a combination of two options? Kanadario Commons has a nice ring to it, I think.

  • http://undefined Adam McDowell

    Oh, and also this: There’s a small problem with the description of Kanadario as an Iroquois word, since Iroquois is not a language. However, there is an Iroquoian language family, which includes Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk and several others.
    I wonder if anyone out there knows what language the word comes from. The difficulty is that a few Iroquoian languages are extinct.

  • http://undefined torontothegreat

    From what I’ve understood it’s from “various translations” which means (to me, anyhow) that there is no single translation of the word (probably un-translatable) and the consensus amongst those that speak the various Iroquois languages is that it “roughly” means “beautiful waters”.

  • http://undefined rek

    I voted for Tkaronto. I think the description is most apt, particularly when the underground treatment system is factored in.