There's a severe shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas.
Click here to view the letter as a pdf file. This will allow the plan to proceed without further public input. Only public pressure can stop it now!
If you think this is a bad decision, let your Councillor and the Mayor know: Any councillor can ask to have this sent back to committee. Click here to read the full text of her deputation pdf.
Local resident and former Ontario Environment Minister Ruth Grier also made a deputation before the committee. Click here for the full text of her deputation pdf.
Click here to view the full report as a pdf file. It would be difficult to argue that the square metres of field in itself is of vital ecological significance.
The same could be said of virtually any similar sized piece of the park. The park as a whole is a very significant piece of waterfront greenspace. To pave such a large portion of it is to squander a precious resource. It was interesting to note this section in the report: Earlier this year, all the underbrush was removed in the area just to the north of the Power Plant just as it was in the swale area in the north of the park a year or two ago.
Also of note was the final recommendation in the report: There should be no vegetation removal during this period. The report will be approved unless council votes to send it back to committee.
It is our understanding that no councillor was prepared to ask for that vote, and the report is now approved. We intend to continue generating support for our position. Click here to view their letter as a pdf. Some people have express difficulty understanding the location of the site under consideration.
Here are some photos of the site, taken on May 23rd.The enactment of ordinances and the posting of signs stating "Skateboarding is not allowed" have also become common methods to discourage skateboarding in public areas in many cities, to protect pedestrians and property.
Police are unable to prohibit skateboarding in these areas due to a lack of legislation.
Current city ordinances make skateboarding illegal on private property if the business owner displays a “No Skateboarding” sign.
The Parks Department are proposing to build the skateboard park in Colonel Sam Smith Park. This will be a square metre regional facility to serve South Etobicoke.
The location currently favoured by the Toronto Parks Department is the open area just south of the Power Plant. One town may allow skateboarding during certain times of day (for example "from a half-hour after dawn to a half-hour before dusk"), while another town may limit skateboarding to certain areas (for example "on sidewalks in residential areas only").
Dec 04, · Skateboarding rolled out of the backyards and literally into the streets as skaters realized that you didn’t need a ramp to skateboard or turn pro -- all you needed was cement.
These problems don’t have anything to do with skateboarding; it might be pollution, traffic, gangs, unemployment, or any number of things. 1 in 4 teenagers in the United States becomes pregnant.
Data on teen pregnancy and sexual activity can be found at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned (incorporated areas with a.