Park Ideas

Note: This has been postponed until April 1st. Sorry for the inconvenience

As you know, the Canada Lands Corporation has begun the process of planning what to do with the Booth St. Complex. There was an initial open house in the winter, and there will be a series of working group and public meetings over the spring and summer. The expectation is that applications will be made to the city in early 2018.

The Booth St. complex is a very large development, and Canada Lands seems to be approaching its redevelopment with a blank slate. This is a welcome change from other brownfield proposals that come mostly done.

One area in particular that we would like to focus is in park and recreation space. The DCA will be pushing for Canada Lands to designate land to meet the city’s park requirements (and not give cash, as is common with other projects).

While it seems unlikely that the site will become a large park, there’s an opportunity to highlight the exact kind of things that we are looking for on the site. Our community has specific needs, and as the ultimate users of and parks or community space that is there, its important we make our voice heard.

Its important we hear from all types of users, including those with young families and seniors.

We’ll be having a community brainstorming session on April 1st March 25th from 1 to 3 PM at the Preston BIA Offices (118A Preston St.) Representatives from CLC will be on hand. We will also use this input for other major developments in the area.

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