Two state-of-the-art sports fields are helping meet the high demand for playing fields in Toronto.
In September 2008, Waterfront Toronto officially opened the Cherry Beach Sports Fields. The two regulation-sized elite soccer and lacrosse fields help meet the high demand for playing fields in Toronto and are in keeping with Waterfront Toronto’s mandate to expand recreational opportunities on the waterfront. The state-of-the-art fields can accommodate a wide range of recreational activity including field hockey, football and ultimate frisbee in addition to soccer and lacrosse.
Waterfront Toronto worked in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Port Lands Company (formerly TEDCO) to build these two state-of-the-art, highly durable regulation sized fields to help serve new and existing residents of Toronto and the GTA while reclaiming underutilized land.
The artificial playing surfaces offer premium level playing facilities, are available for intensive use through an extended playing season and have a life-expectancy of 20-25 years. The artificial surfaces are uniquely effective in
addressing soils remediation through capping while providing surfaces requiring low maintenance.
The project included the construction of two new artificial turf fields and the necessary amenities to support them. It also incorporated a new planting program introducing a diverse and sustainable plant community of native species with an enhancement of the existing natural grove areas. Overland drainage was featured through planted swales and a wetland zone was integrated within the overall planting and soils remediation program. In addition to the new sports fields, the project also included a new children’s playground.
Since the fields opened in 2008, Waterfront Toronto has provided temporary toilets facilities to accommodate the field users. A permanent enclosed washroom facility will be located at the north end of the existing sport fields, replacing the temporary toilets currently on site.
There will be washroom stalls for men, women and family/accessible. It is anticipated that the washrooms and post construction landscaping will be completed by late Spring 2012.
Please visit the City of Toronto’s website or call the City of Toronto information service 311 for more information on obtaining a permit.