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Kensington Market park is getting a big upgrade

On warm, sunny days Kensington Market is packed. And it gets even more crowded on Pedestrian Sundays. But there's currently a construction site right in the middle of the neighbourhood, and it'll stick around all summer.

That's because Bellevue Square Park, at Augusta and Denison Square, is getting a makeover.

"The park was basically on its last legs," says Bob Duguid, a senior project coordinator at the city's Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department. Since the early 1970s, he explains, the city hasn't done any significant work on the small park.

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Business owners nearby also know the space needs a revamp. When it's complete, Bellevue Square Park will have a new playground and splash pad, new universally accessible washrooms, more trees, new pathways and a special deck and plaza suitable for community events.

Construction started this past December and it should wrap up a year later in December 2017.

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