The submissions phase for the Rename Sherbourne Park Contest ends this Friday, May 14 at midnight. Nearly 500 park names have been submitted since the contest launched on April 26.
When the submissions phase ends on Friday, a selection committee representing a broad range of voices in the community will shortlist 8-10 names for public voting. The shortlist will also be vetted by the City of Toronto Parks, Recreation and Forestry Division to ensure the names meet the parks naming criteria outlined in the City of Toronto’s Policy Statement on Naming and Renaming Park & Recreation Facilities & Parks.
During the semi-final round of voting, from May 31 to June 6, people can rank their favourite of the shortlisted park names. The three top ranked park names will move on to the final round of voting which will take place between June 7 and June 15. The name that receives the most number of votes will become the new name of the park.
The winning park name will be announced on June 16, 2010. The park is scheduled to open later this summer.