Before the park, this site was occupied by a TTC maintenence Depot. For a short time in the late 1980's it was used a film studio. Captain Power was shot here.
Both Sorauren and Roncesvalles are Spanish names.
Colonel Walter O'Hara, one of the earliest land owners in Parkdale fought in the
Battle of Sorauren at the Roncesvalles Pass in Spain