Monsignor Fraser Greening Project- Public Meeting
As an advocate for increased and enhanced green spaces throughout Ward 20, I am excited to invite you to a public open house on January 9, 2018 to discuss improving the Monsignor Fraser parking lot to facilitate expanded student programming and additional community green space for Seaton Village.
Over the past number of months, I have been working closely with the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), Trustee Jo-Ann Davis, Parks, Forestry & Recreation staff, and the Seaton Village Residents' Association (SVRA) to revitalize this underutilized space into a brand new community green space. Last year the TCDSB hosted a meeting to discuss initial design concepts and preliminary budget estimates with the SVRA and local residents. There was a lot of excitement for the project and for more green space within the community. However, the proposed budget went far beyond what the TCDSB had available for implementation.
I am happy to report that I have secured City funding to implement the greening vision, and we have partnered with the TCDSB to make the project happen! As a condition of the use of city funds the TCDSB will be agreeing to a long-term lease of the space to the City, creating a new public space open to the community at large.
Please join us at the meeting on January 9, 2018 from 6:30 – 8:00pm at Monsignor Fraser College, Annex Campus (Gymnasium) at 700 Markham St. The meeting will be jointly facilitated by City staff, myself and TCDSB Trustee Jo-Ann Davis. Please see the meeting flyer here.