Comment 68926

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted September 01, 2011 at 21:32:17

Allow me to respectfully take issue with this proposal for two main reasons:

  1. The stadium and velodrome are a better fit at the west harbour site than they are at the Ivor Wynne and Mohawk College sites;

  2. Equally important is that there is already a dearth of sports parks in Ward 3. The removal of Brian Timmis Field and possibly Scott Park to accommodate the Tiger-Cat stadium at the Ivor Wynne site will eliminate the main community soccer park and possibly three baseball diamonds in Ward 3. The west harbour area already has quite a good inventory of outdoor soccer fields and baseball diamonds in the vicinity.

West Harbour Site (Bay St. N. and Barton St. W.) 1. Victoria Park- 1.5 kms- 19 minute walk 2. Eastwood Park- 1.9 kms- 22 minute walk 3. HAAA Grounds- 2.1 km- 25 minute walk

Scott Park 1. Gage Park- 1.1 km- 11 minute walk 2. Montgomery Park- 3.2 km- 39 minute walk 3. Mahony Park- 3.8 kms- 46 minute walk

Combined with the short sighted Board of Education policy to close Delta Secondary School, the only Ward 3 high school in the public system, Ward 3 will soon become no place to raise a child.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-09-01 21:32:45

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