City Installs Sun Shades Over Corktown Common’s Burn Hazard Metal Slide

Slide was initially boarded-up after child suffered a second-degree burn

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.

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.