Councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam and Mike Layton, Toronto city staff, representatives from ABCRA and GYRA, as well as school children from Jesse Ketchum School gathered on November 30th to participate in the official re-opening of Jesse Ketchum Park. Located at the intersection of Bay and Davenport, the refurbished park features an accessible entry and a meandering path that passes under a pergola. Several seating areas adjacent to newly planted flower beds provide respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Jesse Ketchum was a tanner and political figure in Upper Canada. Jesse Ketchum School, founded in 1831, and the park were made possible thanks to generous donations by Ketchum.