The hoarding surrounding Sherbourne Park, on May 29. Photo by Joel Charlebois/Torontoist.
During the past month and a half, more than five hundred new names for Sherbourne Park were submitted, then whittled down to eight semi-finalists, and then whittled down again—this time by more than fifteen hundred voters using ranked ballots—to just three finalists. Now, the public will decide, over the next week, the ultimate winner of Torontoist and Waterfront Toronto’s competition to choose a new name for the park at the foot of Sherbourne Street.
The three remaining names are Merchant’s Wharf Park, for “the old pier that once stood at the foot of Sherbourne Street”; Sherbourne Commons, which’d “belong to the people without regulatory restriction or proprietary requirement”; and Tkaronto Park, which is believed to be “from the Iroquoian ‘tkaronto,’ which means ‘where there are trees standing in the water.'”
Pick your one favourite name—just the one—and vote here now before midnight on June 15. The winner will be announced on June 16.