My Support for a New City Park at 105 Spadina Avenue and 363 Adelaide Street West
Today, a report to the CreateTO Board is recommending moving ahead with two important city-building projects that will create much-needed new parkland, affordable housing, and cultural animation space in our city.
Parks and green space are what make our neighbourhoods vibrant and livable, especially in the rapidly-growing downtown core. That's why I have been working to turn the surface parking lots at Spadina and Adelaide into a new, 1,000 square metre public park.
The King-Spadina area has grown from approximately 945 residents in 1996 to a population of 22,000 in 2018. These residents along with tens of thousands of workers, students, and visitors need services, cultural outlets, and outdoor space to exercise, relax, and play.
At the same time, we desperately need more affordable housing in our city. We have an opportunity to leverage funds from these lands to create approximately 25-30 new affordable housing units on Queen West above a new cultural animation space.
You can read my letter of support to the CreateTO Board here.