Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Earlscourt Park is Getting Capitol Improvements!

Hello EP lover,

We've had some wonderful news from Councillor Cesar Palacio about upcoming Earlscourt Park renovations:

  • Earlscourt Park Fieldhouse (Building #7 - south of the new soccer field) is getting completely redone this year. Over $150,000 is being invested in renovations. This is a fantastic addition to the park and soccer field; players and residents will now have a proper place to change before using the field.
  • Switchback Ramps. The deteriorating state of the stairs (from the dog park to Davenport Road) is being addressed by staff. Since Toronto has to be fully accessible by 2025, Parks and my office have come together to develop a ramp design to replace the stairs. The ramp will begin and end at the same location as the current stairs to avoid any accessibility confusion. The attached photograph is a built example in Hamilton that staff are using as a precedent. This is a huge capital infrastructure investment that we should all be proud of.
Sample ramp design from a facility in Hamilton

Hip Hip Hooray!!

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