28th November: There will be a public drop-in event about the proposed new dog off-leash area (DOLA) for Sir Winston Churchill park in the Nordheimer Ravine from 6.30 to 8.30 pm on Tuesday 11th December at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, Flora McCrea Auditorium (Room 109). A feedback form will be available. This form will also be posted to the web site on the day of the event:
The contact is Andrew Plunkett 416-397-1968, Andrew.Plunkett@toronto.ca.
The proposed area is technically in Sir Winston Churchill Park, due to the fact that, for some reason, that park has a section that projects south across the ravine to the houses on Ardwold Gate (there must be some historical reason for this). But the DOLA would actually be in the Nordheimer Ravine. There were reasons why it could not be in the part of the park on top of the reservoir, as before (explained in the announcement). It is just to the east side of the Spadina Rd bridge and just outside the Environmentally Significant Area. If you want to find out about the DOLA and express your views, you should go to the event and/or make them known via the feedback form, by e-mail or phone.
Site of Glen Cedar footbridge construction finally cleared!
This was the scene on 23rd November, as the cleanup was under way:
The benches had been hidden away somewhere and emerged amidst the rubble:
Unfortunately, this one had been graphiti’d.
By 24th November, things were looking better:
On 27th November, these and some others by the small wooden bridge were all that was left:
I was assured by the construction manager that these last items will be gone by the end of the week (footnote: they have now gone). Soon the whole site should look like this:
There will still be some smaller garbage items to pick up: I have started on them. Some replanting is planned in the spring, using funds provided by Transportation to Parks. I have the name of the Forestry contact and we will endeavour to have some input.