#236: Foster Park

“This small park is a pleasant place to pause.”

#15 in Renfrew-Collingwood

5501 Aberdeen Street

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Once upon a time, this small park had an old wooden playground to entice families, but now it’s just a small lawn with no amenities, functioning more as a bike path along Foster Avenue than anything else. 

But a park doesn’t need much to be remembered — as CBC’s Jason D’Souza said, “you couldn’t count the number of hours we played our own version of cricket here as kids. We used the central telephone pole as our wickets and the one on the far side as our boundary.” 

There’s not much there. But give a kid with a little bit of imagination a little bit of grass, and a lot can happen. 

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