A couple of years ago, a unique playground was created from a disheveled city parkette. With the help of 500 citizen volunteers, and $300,000 from ING Direct, this kid-friendly “green” space was assembled in one day. An elderly white elm was incorporated, along with toys, a slide, climbing ropes, hand-crafted furniture and, best of all – a carpet of soft sand. Leslieville parents and youngsters love it. 80 McGee Street at Queen Street East.