Posts Tagged ‘councilor mary fragedakis’

Artificial Turf Coming to Dieppe Park?

IMG_0005 v2~ By Ed Horner.     May 5, 2015

Dieppe Park walks a fine line between being a community park  (used mainly by local residents) and being a sports park (used heavily by organized soccer and baseball teams from in and around the GTA, that pay to use the facility).  For the 26 years that I’ve lived within walking distance of Dieppe, the park has handled this tension fairly well.  Having lived on Greenwood with my backyard right on the park, I can say that with some confidence.*

Last night, I was at a public consultation meeting hosted by Councillor Mary Fragedakis in the Council Chambers of the East York Civic Centre at 850 Coxwell Ave.  The purpose of this meeting was to;

  • Present the draft design concept for the redevelopment of the soccer field at Dieppe Park
  • Receive comment/input from the public on the proposed design
  • Discuss next steps

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Ice Rink Construction Begins

Concept A

Concept A

It’s been a long time coming, but construction of new Artificial Ice Rink (A.I.R) is underway.  Click here for some background and here for a list of suggested improvements and comments from FODP.

The rink, which is is presently in place, was built some 40 years ago and has come to the end of it’s life cycle.  The new rink – slightly re-aligned and expanded – will be ready for skating this winter.  The fieldhouse, also some forty years old, will receive a major facelift and all new mechanicals to service the ice surface and make it more comfortable and user friendly for the many skaters who use the facility every winter.  (See photos below)  Councillor for Ward 29 – Mary Fragedakis – has been working very hard with the Parks people and project manager to get this project underway … thanks Mary! Continue reading

Dogs may run free in all city parks


Regardless of which side of the argument you’re on, I urge you to send a clear message to Councilor Mary Fragedakis letting her know your feeling about having dogs run free in Dieppe Park from 9pm to 9am.

Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong, a dog owner himself, has asked the parks and environment committee to study introducing off-leash hours at all parks.  Regardless of how you feel about this, I urge you to send a clear message to Councilor Mary Fragedakis letting her know your thoughts.

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Dieppe Park Field House and Facility Improvements

Dear Councilor Fragedakis;

On behalf of Friends of Dieppe Park, I just wanted to add a few things or make minor changes on the written comments I left at the artificial ice rink (A.I.R.) presentation on Thursday evening. There’s a lot of stuff here and a few of them may require a little more discussion, but it’s a start. Continue reading

Upgrade to A.I.R. and facilities in the works for Dieppe Park

The Artificial Ice Rink (AIR) and related facilities at Dieppe Park have fallen on hard times.  Built in 1974, the facility is now close to 40 years old and it’s showing.  The City, lead by the spirited Ward 29 Councilor Mary Fragedakis was out last night at the old facility, charts and drawings in hand, so offer us a new vision of what the AIR could be.  Continue reading

FODP Seeks Official Recognition by City Council

Dieppe Park

In a previous p0st, I listed the seven guiding principles of the Council approved, Park Plan.  Item six of that plan – community engagement – got me to thinking it might be nice for the Friends of Dieppe Park to gain the official recognition from Toronto City council.

To that end, I’ve prepared a draft recommendation (to be presented by Councilor Mary Fragedakis) that the Parks and Environment Committee recommend that Toronto City Council support the official recognition of Friends of Dieppe Park.  I will be meeting with Councilor Fragedakis early in the new year. Continue reading