Take part in Berczy design planning sessions

21 Jun

You can get involved in the next step in the renovation process for Berczy Park. As part of the BIA/8-80 Cities initiative to revamp Berczy, a series of ‘Visioning Workshops’ are scheduled, to gather input into future park improvements.

Sponsored by the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA and 8-80 Cities, designers from renown Danish firm, Gehl Architects will explain the BIA/8-80 Cities project and run brainstorming sessions to collect ideas from community members.

The Visioning Workshops are the latest step in the project, following spring 2012 focus groups and data collection by 8-80 Cities, a non-profit group that supports public space design projects (See Feb 29 ‘Public Forum’ update below for details).

Following the workshops, Gehl Architects will prepare concepts for a revitalized Berczy (and a separate project for St. James Park). These plans will then be submitted for City and public review, and a park Master Plan will be prepared before actual renovations occur.

As a participant in this process, Friends of Berczy Park encourages everyone to attend a Visioning Workshop to make your voice heard.

Session dates:

  • Berczy Park: Wednesday, July 4th 12-5pm, Great Hall in St. Lawrence Hall;
  • Berczy Park: Wednesday, July 4th 7pm-9pm, Great Hall in St. Lawrence Hall;
  • St. James Park: Thursday, July 5th 12-5pm, Great Hall in St. Lawrence Hall;
  • St. James Park: Thursday, July 5th 7-9pm, Great Hall in St. Lawrence Hall;

Update: Come to the event, with or without RSVP , or for more information: emilyatherton@stlawrencemarketbia.ca , or call 416-410-9242.

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