Posts Tagged ‘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

Dieppe Park going to the dogs

I sat in my car this morning, on the south side of Cosburn Avenue, right beside the baseball diamond, and watched as five people took their dogs into the baseball diamond for an “off leash” run. Two of these owners/walkers didn’t pick up after their dogs. The signs posted on the gates of the diamond couldn’t be more clear, “No Dogs Allowed,” yet the diamond is still used as an off leash area. Continue reading

The State of Dieppe Park, Mar. 7/12

March 7th 2012.  A beautiful spring-like day with temperatures approaching 15C and a bright blue sky and plenty of sun.  I took a walk around Dieppe Park today and photo-documented the state of things. With the mild winter we’ve just experienced, I make a special note that the grass in the park never really died back completely, as it has in previous years.  Don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing.  Guess we’ll find out this summer. Continue reading