The City of Toronto has found less Draconian measures to ensuring child safety on one of its playgrounds. Officials had initially boarded-up a slide a Corktown Common playground following incidents of children being burned by the piping hot metal slide, including at least one instance of a young girl getting a second-degree burn in 2017.
The slide is once again functional, with the wood barricade being removed and a series of sun shades installed overhead.
Corktown Common Slide Update: Canopies are installed. The slides are open. Children can laugh again. pic.twitter.com/jLaqiTyQO1
— Matt Elliott (@GraphicMatt) June 25, 2018
CBC reports that the sun shades ware expected to be removed once the surrounding trees mature to the point of offering shade around the slide.