Wanless Park

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Wanless Park
Neighbourhood
The park the neighbourhood is named for
The park the neighbourhood is named for
Wanless Park map.PNG
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
City Toronto Toronto

Wanless Park is a neighbourhood and park in North Toronto. It is located just north of Lawrence Avenue, between Bayview Avenue and Yonge Street.

Central to the Wanless Park neighbourhood is a public park called Wanless Park. Wanless Park is a small neighbourhood park of approximately 5 acres (20,000 m2), with numerous tennis courts, a basketball court, playground, a wading pool with a lifeguard, baseball diamond and grass fields. In the winter a skating rink is installed (with lights for night time skating). During the summer, camps and Ultimate tournaments occupy much of the grassy field area.

In the centre of the park, there is a "club house" which houses the tennis club, the summer camp office and washrooms.

Every April, an annual "Clean Up the Park Day" is organised. The people of Wanless Park help clean up garbage and other assorted matter. Coffee, tea and juice are made available for the volunteers.

On the annual May 24 Victoria Day long weekend, the people of Wanless Park neighbourhood organize a spectacular fireworks show.

Many of the trees planted in Wanless Park have been donated by the nearby residents, often in memory of loved ones. Donated trees typically have a plaque in front of them.

Name origin[edit]

Wanless Park, and several like street names are named after John Wanless, a Toronto municipal alderman and educator.[1]

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Coordinates: 43°43′44″N 79°23′31″W / 43.729°N 79.392°W / 43.729; -79.392