Posts Tagged ‘friends of dieppe park’

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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Recent letter to Councillor Mary Fragedakis

No JetsHello Friends of Dieppe Park readers;

Below is an e-mail I recently sent to Councillor Mary Fragedakis regarding the proposed expansion (by Porter Airlines) of airport services on Toronto Island to include Jets.  Clearly, I am in opposition of the expansion.  Regardless of how you feel, I urge you to contact Councillor Fragedakis and let her know your thoughts.  Continue reading

Ice Rink Construction Continues

Taken a few days ago, you can clearly see the shape of the pleasure rink with it’s rounded triangular surface with an island in the middle.  On the east side of the fieldhouse, you can now see progress on the portico as the steel beams go up.

A few shots of construction work in park

Watch an excavator work on the concrete slabs of the old rink as it finishes up in the north west corner of the park.  Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook.

Sitting is the new smoking …

richard-louvRichard Louv is Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network. He is the author of eight books, including “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age” and “Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder” which have been translated into 12 languages and published in 17 countries.

Sitting is the new smoking. That’s a useful new buzz-phrase for what some health experts are calling the “pandemic of inactivity.” Continue reading

Park Friends Group Guidebook

Park Users Guide  With the help of the great people at Park People I found a very useful guide to help user groups start their own park user group!

Find a park that needs a park group advocate and get going!!  The City has proven to be very forthcoming with help and advice for organized user groups.

Learn how you can improve and activate your park! Whether you are starting a new Friends of the Park Group or hoping to improve an existing one, download the free, Park Friends Group Guidebook.

GREENBERG: Crumbling Gardiner offers Toronto an opportunity

Ken Greenberg – Spacing Toronto – Dec. 13, 2012

The truth has now come out, albeit grudgingly.

We have just learned via a Freedom of Information request by the Toronto Star that notwithstanding months of misleading reassurances to the effect that the “falling concrete” problem was superficial, nearly half of the elevated portion of the Gardiner Expressway is becoming structurally unstable and those entire portions will have to be fully rebuilt. Continue reading