With construction now underway, there is not much to blog about. However, here is a positive article published in the Globe and Mail earlier this week.
Today's Cressy Courier announced this update and gave the GDNA an honourable mention.
We watched with eagle eyes while it was being constructed and were a thorn in their side during the early days of occupancy. But the GDNA definitely applauds the end result as described and pictured in this article.
Looking forward to the trees ;-)
Be sure to stop by this open house from noon to 3pm on Saturday. View the renderings, ask the architects and developers questions, state your opinions. If you like a bit of fanfare, guest speakers are scheduled for 1pm.
The GDNA will be represented and members will be identifiable by their promotional buttons ... Say hello, get to know us.
Afterwards we will post whatever information/diagrams we can get our hands on. So be sure to check back on our website and spread the word.
We had already been told that the site would house a recreational YMCA and that Saint Andrew’s Playground would be expanded and revitalized.
Now the developers (MOD Developments and Woodcliffe Landmark Properties) have been announced, supporting documentation is available, UrbanToronto.ca has provided us a peek – AND – a public open house has been scheduled:
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Great Hall of the Waterworks Building (enter from Brant Street @ Camden)
Much more detailed information is available at www.joecressy.com/waterworks.
Two weeks ago we were invited to attend a public meeting at Metro Hall concerning the revitalization of St. Andrew's Playground. Those in attendance gave input then and there, but now Parks, Forestry and Recreation is looking for broader input, even further input from those that did attend.
It's your park. You know how you use it and you know how you would like to use it.
So please submit your views and visions via the supplied website ... by February 24.
An opportunity for broader input will present itself shortly … stay tuned!
The NW corner of the Waterworks site 1921
The NE corner of the Waterworks site 1936
The historic plaque in Saint Andrew's Playground
South wing interior 2015 ... site of the future Food Hall