Sent: March 6, 2013
TO: Councillor Mark Grimes
I am writing to you on behalf of the Mimico Residents Association regarding the Section 37 funds currently being held by the City of Toronto for improvements and enhancements to two parks in Mimico. According to the Section 37 summary provided to the MRA last spring, the City is holding $50,000 for Mimico Memorial Park and $250,000 for Amos Waites Park.
The Mimico Residents Association is formally requesting information on the projects and their timelines that are planned for these two parks. We have also requested a meeting with Parks and Forestry and have had no response.
We understand that there has been some resistance to beginning any improvements as there was a concern that the Etobicoke Waterfront Stormwater Facilities Study had not been completed. The recommendations of the study have since been published with no reference to Mimico Memorial Park.
The Mimico Residents Association looks forward to clarification of the plan with regards to moving forward with these two important community investments.
In addition, we would also like to inquire what other projects and timelines are planned with this money and if there will be any community consultation to guide these decisions. We would be happy to survey our residents for input and/or facilitate a public meeting.
We remain committed to promoting the quality of residential and economic life in and around the Mimico area.
Kyra Trainor, President
Mimico Residents Association
Note: The February 2012 Report (referred to above) on Section 37 and 45 Development Funds is posted here.