Open House held for two major Fred Hamilton Park projects

Thank you for attending the Open House held January 21, 2014.

Just in case you couldn’t make it, here is a bit of a run down.

The Open House featured Architect Allan Killin and City of Toronto Project Coordinator Martin Balgavy who shared drawings, commentary and answered questions about the two major projects taking place in Fred Hamilton Park this year.

These include:
1. paving of pathways (this was the highest priority for our neighbours based on your input at the 1st FoRRP open house), and
2. renovating the brick washroom building including adding a community kitchen (also something we heard our neighbours wanted at Open Houses and a previous survey in 2012)

The drawings are available on our website in the document library .  The work will begin in the next 6 months and be completed by the City of Toronto or their contractors. We will keep you posted.

Do you want to help us develop a program for the kitchen that serves your needs and interests?  A kitchen survey will be posted soon.

The Revitalization Committee also shared plans for a prototype rain garden and cistern which will be funded by LiveGreen. For those of you who garden or tend trees in our park, you will know the importance of accessible water. This rain garden and cistern will alleviate some of that problem, and preserve valuable rainwater from going into the storm sewers.  The full application including some schematic drawings is available on our website.  FoRPP Live Green Application.  This rain garden and cistern will receive the rainwater runoff from the new roof being constructed on the renovated brick building in Fred Hamilton Park. Implementation phase is getting started now, with the goal of completing the garden in 2015.

FoRPP Live Green Application

If you would like to get more involved in planning the kitchen or the rain garden, please contact

FoRRP is working with our partners to host two important workshops for you our friends and neighbours:
* Greening Your Grounds, to Saturday May 3rd
* Green Your Laneway, to Saturday May 10
* Environment Day will be Thursday May 22nd

Stay tuned for more information on these, but hold the dates now!