Sherbourne Commons is new name for Waterfront park

A citywide vote has dubbed Toronto's new waterfront park "Sherbourne Commons."

The contest, hosted by Torontoist, saw more than 500 name suggestions. "Sherbourne Commons" was one of eight shortlisted names and beat out Merchant's Wharf Park and Tkaronto Park in the final round.

"It's very fitting that the winning name, which reflects the idea that public spaces belong to the people, would come out of a public naming contest," President and CEO of Waterfront Toronto John Campbell said in a news release.

The waterfront park is located east of Lower Sherbourne Street on the north and south side of Queens Quay Boulevard. It will include nearly 200 trees, a water channel, children's play areas, a pond, sculptures, and an underground storm water management system.

"Sherbourne Commons" is scheduled to open later this summer. The name is expected to be approved June 22 by Toronto and East York Community Council.

As a pun aficionado, I was kinda rooting for Wendel Park...

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