(featured image of Canoe Landing Park by Ashton Pal, 2012)
The CityPlace Residents’ Association and Councillor Joe Cressy hosted an open house to discuss parks and open space in the CityPlace neighborhood.
Date: Wednesday December 16th, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Fort York Visitors Centre (250 Fort York Blvd)
Help us shape the future of parks in CityPlace! This is an opportunity to learn more about upcoming park projects and community initiatives, new park space in development and to ask questions and discuss your concerns surrounding current park issues.
City staff from the Parks, Forestry & Recreation division will also be present to discuss the current state of parks in the neighbourhood, including Canoe Landing Park, and hear any concerns or issues you may have.
Please drop in at any time during the open house. A short presentation will be repeated over the course of the evening. We hope to see you there!
Major Parks and Projects to be covered:
1. Canoe Landing Park
Canoe Landing Park Opened in 2010 and includes significant public art pieces, an artificial turf field, a natural turf field and serves as a central outdoor space for hosting public events. Community volunteers will build and maintain a new natural ice skating rink in winter 2016.
2. Mouth of the Creek Park
A design concept for Mouth of the Creek Park was presented in 2013. The detailed design is currently being developed and includes a natural playscape inspired by neighboring Fort York National Historic Site. Located at the mouth of Garrison Creek on the original Lake Ontario shoreline. The park will relate to the new Fort York Library branch and connect Northern Linear Park under Bathurst Street to Fort York.
3. Block 31 Community Complex
Opening in September 2019, this public complex will include a City of Toronto community centre and daycare facility, along with public and Catholic elementary schools for 1,000 students. An outdoor play area will be adjacent to Canoe Landing Park and open to the public after school hours.
4. Project: Under Gardiner
A generous $25 million gift from Judy and Wil Matthews will create more than 10 acres of new public space and 1.75 km of multi-use trail beneath the elevated expressway from Spadina Ave to just west of Strachan Ave. It will be a new outdoor living room for the 70,000 residents who live nearby. An off-leash dog area has been proposed for the stretch between Dan Leckie Way and Spadina Avenue.
CityPlace Residents’ Association
Councillor Joe Cressy