The park the neighbourhood is named for
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.
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.
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.
Wanless Park, and several like street names are named after John Wanless, a Toronto municipal alderman and educator.
- Sir William James Wanless, medical doctor and missionary to India