Ravine slope off Strathearn cleared; Children’s Garden makeover.

19th August 2016: A major project seems about to start on the ravine slope belonging to one of the houses on Strathearn. Much of the slope has been cleared, as the photos below show:

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A number of trees have been cut: two stumps can be seen in the photo below:

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An entry way has also been cleared, leading in from the main path about 200 metres east of the Glen Cedar footbridge. It leads to this barrier:

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I am not sure how this fits with the Ravine Protection Bylaw, but will investigate further and report again on this topic.

In another part of the park, the Children’s Community Garden is having a makeover. A very solid new fence and gate have already been installed:

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This took place some weeks ago. So far there is no sign of work on the garden itself. Meanwhile, children’s activities in the garden have been suspended.

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The next event in the park has been organized by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. It will be a slow plant identification walk led by Marilyn McKellar on Saturday 17th September, starting at 10 am from the Heath St exit from the St Clair W subway: see “Upcoming Events” for more details. We are invited to join the BTC group.

John Cummings

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