A message from Ward 18 City Councilor, Ana Bailao, via the Carlton Park People's Auxiliary Facebook page:
Hi Carlton Park People's Auxiliary,
As follow-up to our May 14 meeting at St. Sebastien Catholic School I submitted a project list to the City's Parks, Forestry and Recreation capital improvements branch. The City is now committed to carrying out several major improvements in 2013, including: removal of the baseball diamond and addition of junior soccer field; removal of concrete pad and associated restoration; addition of hard landscaping elements like an asphalt path, accessible park entrances with planters, seat walls and fencing; new drinking fountain with dog bowl. We will also ensure the City's Parks department adds additional park benches, tables, landscaping and topsoil. This work will be carried out in consultation with the community and my office will stay top of the file to ensure we have a project manager working with us as soon as possible.
If you would like to participate in this continuing process and receive periodic updates from my office with respect to these improvements, please email email@example.com with your name, address, telephone number.
Please also pass this message along to neighbours who are not part of the Facebook group, but who may nonetheless be interested in participating.
Thanks for your continued efforts to improve our local parks!
Ward 18, Davenport
The following notes from the July 26th 2011 public meeting regarding redevelopment of the 362 Wallace Ave. lands are from Shona Kennedy, a resident of Macauley Ave. Edited by me for web formatting. Photos of the display boards were provided by Joanna.
Please note that all drawings and plans are preliminary, and not finalized! Discussions between the developer, City, and local residents will bring about many changes.
Last weekend's community cleanup day was a success, thanks to volunteers from all over the neighbourhood. Local cleanup events were held at Carlton Park, Campbell Ave. / Rankin Cres., Symington Ave., Edwin Ave., the West Toronto Railpath, and on South Perth and Sterling Rd. These parts of the Junction Triangle are now looking much better!
Of course, tackling the litter and dumping problems in our neighbourhood is an ongoing struggle, but you don't need to wait until Earth Day to do something about it. If there's any litter in front of your homes or garages, just take two seconds to pick it up and put it in the proper place. You can also report illegal dump sites or excessive litter to the City's 311 phone number, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some photos from the April 24th 2010 Community Cleanup, submitted by various cleanup organizers around the neighbourhood. Thanks!