Sherbourne Commons has been selected in a city-wide online contest as the name for a new, four-acre waterfront park at the foot of Lower Sherbourne Street.

The new name is expected to be approved by Toronto and East York Community Council on June 22.

“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,” said John Campbell, president and CEO of Waterfront Toronto, in a news release.

“The name Sherbourne Commons will serve as a continual reminder that the waterfront is first and foremost about the people who will use it,” Campbell said.

Doug Dent, 65, who submitted the winning entry, will be invited to the park’s opening celebrations later this summer.

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