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.