What’s new with Friends of Berczy Park?

9 Feb

Since Friends of Berczy Park (FOBP) convened in December, we’ve been busy signing-up members, and it’s inspiring to see our neighbours’ devotion for this green space, as well as the growing interest in improving this treasured park.

Our working group has also been talking with public and private stakeholders to build support for park enhancements. In just a few weeks, we’ve met with representatives from: the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Association (BIA); the St Lawrence Neighbourhood Association (SLNA); The City of Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation Dept; and Concert Real Estate Corp (developers of The Berczy and the proposed 88 Scott project).

We thank these partner organizations for taking the time to meet us and for their genuine interest in creating livable, dynamic public spaces. We also anticipate a meeting with City Councillor Pam McConnell and her staff in the coming weeks to seek their input on FOBP’s goals.

While our group has a clear mandate (see below), we’re also surveying community members to solicit their comments and specific ideas for the park. See ‘Survey says…’ story adjacent for details on our online polling results.

How can you get involved?

  • If you haven’t already completed our survey, please click here to complete the three-minute poll.
  • If you know others who would like to be a Friend of Berczy Park, encourage them to write us at BerczyPark@gmail.com. We need every supporter we can get!
  • Finally, see ‘Upcoming Public Forum’ story adjacent to hear about a community meeting where you can directly share your thoughts on Berczy Park.

Thanks for following our FOBP blog. We welcome your comments.

{Friends of Berczy Park is a volunteer community group with the goal of inspiring and driving park improvements that balance the priorities of residents, visitors and businesses for this rapidly-evolving neighbourhood.  The group aims to enhance this public space to meet the diverse needs of all park users – including families, pet owners and seniors – and encourage inclusive, community-based stewardship of this heavily-used downtown park.}

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