My team and I are committed to bringing a pocket park and community garden to the community in Woodpark where there is a limited amount of green space and a need for more places for the community to gather.
This is a growing community in which more and more young families are making homes for themselves and we would like this pocket park to match that change.
As well, numerous trees were cut down at the end of Lawn Avenue because of the City’s program to reduce the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer and they should be replaced.
The plan is to close Lawn Avenue officially and work with the community association to design ideas for the space. Among the favourites are plans for a Tot Lot.
The community has also expressed interest in installing and maintaining their own community garden with assistance from our office in getting this project off the ground. We’ve had success in several other communities in launching community gardens such as Bayshore, Britannia Woods, and Michele Heights.
In the Fall of 2015 my office held a consultation and we listened to residents. City staff are currently taking those comments under advisement and will be reporting back with designs.
(Photo: 2015 Woodpark Community Association AGM)