Category: Charles G. Williams Playground

Basketball Jamboree at “Sorauren playground” June 23

The Sorauren Park precinct will be jumping with activity Saturday June 23 as the Friends of Charles G. Williams Park host a Basketball Jamboree over the lunch hour, while the Friends of Sorauren Park host the summer’s first outdoor movie in the evening.

The Basketball Jamboree runs 11 am – 1 pm at Charles G. Williams Park, aka “Sorauren playground.” Features include:

  • Obstacle course for kids ages 2 and up sponsored by Scooter Girl
  • 4-on-4 and Basketball Skills for 7-11 year olds (pre-register your spot at
  • Delicious Pizza and Pops donated by Pizzeria Defina and Augies will be sold to raise funds for Friends of Charles G. Williams Park and the park’s forthcoming renovation
  • Musical guest Chris Paterson 11:30 – 12 noon singing songs from Small Potatoes
  • And another opportunity to hear about the exciting changes coming to our neighborhood playground!

Share your playground ideas May 31

Photo of Charles G. Williams Park, looking north to the wading pool from Wright Avenue

The survey results are in! Thank you to everyone for sharing your comments and ideas for the Charles G. Williams Park playground (Sorauren playground).

Friends of Charles G. Williams received over a hundred responses to the recent survey and will be sharing some of the feedback at a special May 31 meeting. The next step is to get together interested community members to meet in person as a group. Neighborhood business owner and Landscape Architect, Eric Gordon, will be leading a guided brainstorming session to come up with exciting opportunities and solutions to some of our park issues. This is a great chance to share with other parents, grandparents and friends of the park.

When: Wednesday, May 31st at 8 p.m.
Where: Sorauren Park Fieldhouse (50 Wabash Ave.), Main Floor

Please RSVP to to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Take the playground survey

Have your say in planned improvements to the playground at Charles G. Williams Park, otherwise known as the Sorauren playground.

The Friends of the Playground invite you to complete a quick online survey. The purpose of this survey is to get a better understanding of the community’s use of the playground.

The park is slated for renovation in 2020 and the Friends will be working with the City to help design the park to best meet the needs of the community. The possibility to complete smaller improvement projects before the larger redesign exist as well, so please complete the survey with that in mind.

Please also note that the park includes the basketball court, wading pool and surrounding grassy areas.

Take the survey online. You can also sign-up for the playground-specific newsletter produced by the Friends of the Playground.

History note: Charles Gower Williams, a local resident who raised his family with wife Mary Williams on Wright Avenue, died 100 years ago this year while fighting in the First World War.

Want playground improvements? Join us Oct. 26

Poster for Charles G Williams Playground, first meeting of friends group, Oct. 26, 2016

The kid-magnet Charles G. Williams Playground, across from Sorauren Park at the corner of Wabash and Sorauren avenues (and sometimes called “Sorauren playground”), is slated for an upgrade by the City of Toronto. You can get involved by joining the new Friends of Charles G. Williams Park!

The first meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sorauren Park Fieldhouse, 50 Wabash Avenue.

You can also join the email list for news and updates.

Sorauren and Charles G. Williams parks clean-up on April 26

Clean Toronto Sorauren 2014 posterYou are invited to join Live Green Toronto, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and Sony Pictures Canada for a community clean-up at Sorauren Park and Charles G. Williams Park (the playground) on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The event is part of the city-wide Clean Toronto Together program. Supplies will be provided. Help keep our parks clean and litter free!

Big thanks to Big Sisters, Big Brothers, Sony Pictures, Live Green, the Clean Toronto Together sponsors and all volunteers.