About 100 volunteers wearing "I love High Park" T-shirts worked Saturday to rebuild the popular Toronto playground that was destroyed by arson earlier this year.

On March 17 a fire gutted much of the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground in High Park.

The project is being led by TV handyman Mike Holmes and landscape architect Janet Rosenberg, and will be featured in a fall episode of the Holmes Makes It Right show. 

"I haven’t been this excited since I went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina," Holmes said in late May.

The new park includes more seating, slides and cutting-edge building technology. It's expected to be completed in the next few days.

Corporate donors, including Canadian Tire, Lowes and TD Bank, have all pitched in with contributions of money and materials.

The playground, near the park entrance off High Park Boulevard and Parkside Drive, was originally built in 1998 by a group of community volunteers.

 

With files from The Canadian Press